PATIENT EDUCATION IN EARLY DETECTION is a topic covered in the Harrison's Manual of Medicine.

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Pts can be taught to look for early warning signals. The American Cancer Society has identified seven major warning signs of cancer:

  • A change in bowel or bladder habits
  • A sore that does not heal
  • Unusual bleeding or discharge
  • A lump in the breast or other parts of the body
  • Chronic indigestion or difficulty in swallowing
  • Obvious changes in a wart or mole
  • Persistent coughing or hoarseness

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