Cancer refers to any one of a large number of diseases
characterized by the development of abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue. Cancer often has the ability to spread throughout your body.
Signs and symptoms caused by cancer will vary depending on what part of the body is affected. Some general signs and symptoms associated with, but not specific to, cancer, include:
· Lump or area of thickening that can be felt under the skin
· Weight changes, including unintended loss or gain
· Skin changes, such as yellowing, darkening or redness of the skin, sores that won't heal, or changes to existing moles
· Changes in bowel or bladder habits
· Persistent cough or trouble breathing
· Difficulty swallowing
· Persistent indigestion or discomfort after eating
· Persistent, unexplained muscle or joint pain
· Persistent, unexplained fevers or night sweats
· Unexplained bleeding or bruising
ARE THERE AVAILABLE TREATMENTS?
· Innovative research has fueled the development of new medications and treatment technologies.
· Doctors usually prescribe treatments based on the type of cancer, its stage at diagnosis, and the person’s overall health.
Source: Cancer community