Taking action and practicing healthy behaviors is just one way to reduce your risks for many cancers. Detecting cancer at an early stage is another way. You can do this by being aware of your body and paying attention to unusual changes, and by observing Screening Guidelines.
Here are some of the symptoms for the most common cancers. If you experience them for more than two weeks, check with your doctor. Remember, detecting cancer early can greatly increase your chances of a successful treatment.
Many breast changes, including lumps, are not cancer, but if you notice one or more than two weeks, see your doctor.
Many prostate symptoms are not cancer, but if you notice one or more of these symptoms for more than two weeks, see your doctor.
Beginning at age 18, men should examine their testicles monthly. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men between the ages of 18 and 35.
If you smoke, chew or dip tobacco, or drink alcohol, you should examine your mouth regularly.
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