- Breast cancer which is a cancer that forms in the cells of the breasts.
- Prostate cancer which is a cancer in a man’s prostate that produces seminal fluid.
- Basal cell cancer which is a type of skin cancer that starts in the basal cells.
- Melanoma which is a serious type of skin cancer.
- Colon cancer which is the cancer of the colon/rectum that is located in the digestive tract’s lower end.
- Lung cancer which is a cancer that starts in the lungs and often occurs in people who smoke.
- Leukemia which is a cancer of blood forming tissues that hinders the body’s ability to fight infection.
- Lymphoma which is the cancer of the lymphatic system.
According to the national cancer institute, cancer can cause different types of symptoms which include:
- Skin changes such as a new mole, existing mole, a sore that does not heal
- Breast changes such as a change in size or shape of the breast or nipple and a change in texture of breast skin
- Thickening or lump on or under the skin
- Hoarseness or cough that doesn’t go away
- Changes in bowel habits
- Difficult or painful urination
- Problems with eating such as discomfort after eating, hard time swallowing, or changes in appetite
- Weight gain/weight loss with no known reason
- Abdominal pain
- Unexplained night sweats
- Unusual bleeding or discharge including blood in the urine, vaginal bleeding, or blood in the stool
- Feeling weak or very tired
These symptoms are most often not due to cancer and could be caused by other problems. If you have symptoms that last for a couple of weeks it is important to see your doctor so that you get a proper diagnosis and treatment as early as possible.