port of harlem magazine
Theo Hodge, Jr. M.D.
15 Cancer Warning Signs You Should Know

Mar 21 – Apr 03, 2024

black ribbon cancer


With so many different types of cancers, it can be hard to know what you should keep a close eye on. But according to the American Cancer Society, there are 15 common warning signs:
  1. Extreme tiredness
  2. Unexpected weight loss or gain
  3. Loss of appetite or nausea
  4. Swelling or lumps
  5. Lump or thickening of tissue in the breast(s)
  6. New pain that doesn’t go away and gets worse over time
  7. Skin changes
  8. Lingering cough
  9. Unusual bleeding or bruising
  10. Change in bowel habits
  11. Bladder changes
  12. Fever or nights sweats
  13. Headaches
  14. Vision or hearing problems
  15. Mouth sores, bleeding or pain

“These symptoms can be the first sign that something is wrong outside of routine cancer screenings such as mammograms, pap smears and colonoscopies,” explains Dr. Suchin Khanna, a hematologist and oncologist at Advocate Health Care. “However, these symptoms can be nonspecific to cancer and can be caused by many other conditions.

Read More
Return to this issue's Main Page
sign up

follow us on
facebook instagram twitter youtube
Advertisers | Contact Us | Events | Links | Media Kit | Our Company | Payments Pier
Press Room | Print Cover Stories Archives | Electronic Issues and Talk Radio Archives | Writer's Guidelines