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Short Answer Question Give the symptoms of cancer - Biology

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Give the symptoms of cancer.

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Symptoms of cancer are as follows:

i. Cancer symptoms are quite varied and depend on where the cancer is located, where it has spread, and the size of the tumour.

ii. Some cancers can be felt or seen through the skin – a lump on the breast or testicle can be an indicator of cancer in those locations.

iii. Melanoma (skin cancer) is often noted by a change in a wart or mole on the skin.

iv. Some oral cancers present as white patches inside the mouth or white spots on the tongue.

v. Metastasis of cancer can produce additional symptoms in the newly affected area, like swollen or enlarged lymph nodes.

vi. Vertigo, headache, seizures may be experienced if cancer spreads to the brain.

vii. In addition, the liver may become enlarged and cause jaundice.

viii. The bones become painful, brittle, and break easily. ix. Coughing and shortness of breath may occur if the lungs are affected due to cancer.

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Balbharati Biology 12th Standard HSC for Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 10 Human Health and Diseases
Exercise | Q 4.04 | Page 245
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