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Cancer Prevention

7 Warning Signs - Prevention Strategies - Screening Guidelines

If you experience any of these warning signs, you should see your doctor right away. It does not mean you have cancer, but it is a sign you should not ignore. 

  • Change in bowel or bladder habits
  • A sore that does not heal
  • Unusual bleeding or discharge from any place
  • Thickening or lump in the breast, testicles or elsewhere
  • Chronic indigestion or difficulty swallowing
  • Obvious change in the size, color, shape or thickness of a wart, mole or mouth sore
  • Nagging cough or hoarseness


Other symptoms

Below is a list of symptoms that may signal cancer but can also be a sign of benign disease.  Other symptoms to report to your doctor: Persistent headaches

  • Unexplained loss of weight or appetite
  • Chronic pain in bones or other areas of the body
  • Persistent fatigue, nausea or vomiting
  • Persistent low-grade fever, either constant or intermittent
  • Repeated instance of infection


Call your doctor when you develop symptoms that may signal cancer, are not clearly linked to another cause, and persist for more than two weeks. You should schedule a medical exam.  If the cause of your symptoms is cancer, early diagnosis and treatment will offer a better chance for a full recovery.


June E Nylen Cancer Center

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