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Doctors tend to miss these 3 cancers

A failure to diagnose cancer can be deadly. Much of the time, doctors want to start treatment as soon as possible, and recovery rates are far better for those who get treatment in the early stages than for those who do not get it until the later stages. If a doctor misses something and it takes months or even years longer than it should have to spot the cancer and get treatment started, a patient who would have survived may pass away.

Google AI finds breast cancer that doctors miss

You know that detecting breast cancer as early as possible is often the key to treatment and higher survival rates. So, who should you have examine those scans to see if you have cancer or not? You may assume it should be your doctor, but new studies have found that Google AI actually does a better job. It detects cancer more often than even trained human medical professionals.

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.

Asymmetry is a warning sign for skin cancer

Skin cancer is a very common skin disease, and it can often be treated to prevent any long-term ramifications. It's sometimes just a simple matter of removing the cancerous spot through surgery, and the recovery time may be a few weeks with stitches. Every case is different, of course, but acting quickly is the key. You want to catch skin cancer during the early stages.

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