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Potential cancer warning signs

Different types of cancer do come with very different symptoms and warning signs, and it's important to keep that in mind if you think you may be suffering from the disease. Do not expect it to always appear exactly the same. Below are a few of the most common signs, but remember that this is not an exhaustive list.

If anything concerns you at all, whether it is on this list or not, the best course of action is usually to go see your primary care doctor. They can help you make a diagnosis or refer you to a specialist.

With that in mind, here are a few common cancer signs and symptoms:

  • A visible sore that never heals properly.
  • Changes in bladder and bowel habits.
  • A lump under the skin, especially in the breast.
  • Unexplained bleeding.
  • Problems swallowing and eating.
  • Common indigestion.
  • A hoarse voice or a persistent cough.
  • Clear physical changes in moles, warts and other skin conditions.

If you do see any of these signs and you go to the doctor, you expect high-caliber treatment. Instead, your doctor may make a clear mistake or fail to diagnose the cancer properly. This type of delay can put you in real danger as the disease progresses and becomes far more likely to turn fatal.

After a medical professional acts negligently and puts you at risk, you need to know what legal steps you can take. Many people assume that doctors are always right, but they are human. They do make mistakes. You must know what steps to take if it happens to you.

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