- Weight loss
One last sign of cancer that is not so common is weight loss. Most people who are diagnosed with cancer realize that they have gained some weight during their illness. However, most people do not realize that this can be a symptom of cancer. If you are losing a large amount of weight, regardless of the reason, you should contact your doctor to discuss the possibility that you might have cancer. Usually, physicians will perform a biopsy and take a tissue sample from the affected area to determine whether or not there is a tumor or cancerous growth present. This biopsy is not usually covered by insurance.
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