Not all life-threatening cancers can be screened — be aware of the symptoms.

Be aware of the symptoms of cancers for which there are no screenings available.

As you are aware, there are no screenings available to detect certain types of cancer. Your patients may be ignoring symptoms that could be a sign that a problem is developing. The list of symptoms in this section of the website can be a quick reference for bladder, kidney and renal pelvis, pancreatic, and uterine cancers, as well as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Warning signs and symptoms of bladder cancer:

  • Blood in the urine
  • Frequent urination
  • Pain while urinating
  • Back pain
  • Pelvic pain

Warning signs and symptoms of kidney and renal pelvis cancer:

  • A mass in the kidney area or abdomen
  • Blood in the urine
  • Constant lower-back or side pain
  • Feeling tired often
  • Recurring fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Bowel blockage
  • A general feeling of poor health

Warning signs and symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma:

  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Fever
  • Night sweats
  • Feeling tired
  • Weight loss

Warning signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer:

  • Jaundice and related symptoms
  • Belly or back pain
  • Weight loss and poor appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Gallbladder or liver enlargement
  • Blood clots
  • Fatty tissue abnormalities
  • Diabetes

Warning signs and symptoms of uterine cancer:

  • Abnormal vaginal discharge or bleeding; heavier bleeding during menopause or between periods
  • Pain or pressure in the pelvis

Click here for cancer screening and treatment programs your patients should know about that can help them pay for screenings if they’re uninsured or underinsured, get cancer treatment if they can’t afford it, or get help navigating through cancer services.

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