April is National Cancer Control Month, a period focused on dedicating attention to our health and the health of our loved ones. For many cancer survivors and current cancer patients, monitoring for symptoms of metastatic cancer is an important part of detecting advanced disease as early as possible.
Read below for a few signs and symptoms from the American Cancer Society that patients and families can be aware of when monitoring for metastatic cancer:
- Loss of energy and feeling tired and/or weak.
- Weight loss without trying.
- Pain, such as back pain (if the cancer has spread to the spine) or abdominal (stomach) pain.
- Shortness of breath, especially when a cancer has spread to the lungs.
It is difficult to predict the likelihood of a cancer spreading, but there are common sites to which some cancer may spread at advanced stages. Some of the most common sites for cancer to metastasize include the brain, bone, liver and lung.
If you think you or a loved one may have symptoms of metastatic cancer, our team at Reno CyberKnife has expertise in treating certain metastatic cancers with CyberKnife® technology. Contact our center at 775-348-9900 to schedule a consultation.
This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.