Cancer symptoms are quite varied and depend on the site of origin of the cancer and the type of tumour. Common signs and symptoms of cancer are: -
These signs and symptoms need not always be due to cancer. Consult a specialist in case of the above symptoms.
When cancer spreads, or metastasizes, additional symptoms may be seen. Swollen or enlarged lymph nodes are common. In case of brain tumours, patients may experience vertigo, headaches or seizures. Spread of cancer to the lungs may cause cough and shortness of breath. When it spreads to the liver, the liver may become enlarged and jaundice may develop. Bones can become painful, brittle, and break easily. Many symptoms of cancer ultimately depend on the location to which the cancer has spread.