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Warning signs of cancer: When to see a doctor

The warning signs of cancer vary depending on the type. People should see a doctor if they have any new symptoms or existing symptoms worsen. Learn more about the warning signs of cancer here.

Cancer can affect various tissues in the body, causing a range of signs and symptoms, such as weight loss, fatigue, skin changes, and a persistent cough. Anyone who experiences persistent or worrisome symptoms should consult a doctor.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cancer was the second leading cause of death in the United States in 2016.

Healthcare providers can run diagnostic tests that identify early-stage cancers. Treatment has a better chance of success when a person receives their cancer diagnosis early.

In this article, we discuss general warning signs of cancer unique to women, men, and cancer type.

Warning signs of cancer in women

Cancers specific to or more common among women include endometrial, cervical, and breast cancers. Warning signs include:

Read on: Warning signs of cancer: When to see a doctor

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