According to the American Cancer Society, cancer can occur anywhere in the body, and cause “almost any” symptom.Some symptoms can be very subtle, such as fatigue. Others may be more obvious, like pain or fever.
Here’s what to watch out for, and when to take your concerns to a medical professional.Cancer can occur anywhere in the body and cause “almost any” symptom, according to the American Cancer Society, or the ACS. Sometimes these symptoms are impossible to ignore. But sometimes they’re vague and all too easy to brush aside or miss completely.
But noticing cancer symptoms is important, since treatments work best when the disease is found early. So Insider asked two doctors – Dr. Ioana Bonta, a medical oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, and Dr. Marleen Meyers, a breast medical oncologist at NYU Langone Medical Center – about cancer symptoms you might miss.
Both stressed that even if you notice a possible sign of cancer, you shouldn’t panic. Lots of symptoms that sometimes indicate cancer are most often caused by something totally benign.