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The first symptoms are usually fever, a general sick feeling (malaise), and pain. There may also be loss of appetite, weight loss, and diarrhea.
Other symptoms depend on the site of the tumor, and may include:
Brain and nervous system problems may include:
Signs vary depending on the location of the tumor.
X-ray or imaging tests are done to locate the main (primary) tumor and to see where it has spread. These include:
Other tests include:
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