The most prevalent cancers in adults over the age of sixty-five include:

  • Lung Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer

For Lung Cancer, symptoms can include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Recurring pneumonia
  • Chest pain induced by coughing
  • Coughing up blood

Symptoms for Colon Cancer:

  • During early stages, there may not be warning signs
  • Stomach Pain
  • Blood in Stool
  • Vomiting

Bone Cancer Symptoms:

  • Pain
  • Swelling near a bone

Signs of Bladder Cancer:

  • Frequent urination
  • Blood in urine
  • Swollen bladder
  • Burning sensation while urinating

In each of the cancers mentioned above, survival rates have increased. Always consult a physician when in question. It is better to be checked than to have the cancer go undetected!


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