Cancer is so ruthless that its symptoms can fake a person, even a doctor, into thinking that its symptoms are being caused by a harmless condition–especially when the symptoms come on very small and gradually.
Many symptoms of cancer are also symptoms of many benign conditions.
And many symptoms of a malignancy are also signs of other conditions that are life-threatening.
An example is a hoarse voice. A person’s first thought might be throat (laryngeal) cancer, or that of the lung.
However, a hoarse voice can also be a result of something as harmless as an infection or acid reflux.
It can also mean a thoracic aortic aneurysm, which is life-threatening.
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Lorra Garrick has been covering medical, fitness and cybersecurity topics for many years, having written thousands of articles for print magazines and websites, including as a ghostwriter. She’s also a former ACE-certified personal trainer.