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Risk Factors and Underlying Symptoms of Cancer

Posted at 9:22 AM, Jul 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-28 11:22:43-04

The New Jordan Valley Cancer Center: Prevent. Treat. Thrive.

This summer, Jordan Valley Medical Center opens its new cancer facility for inpatient and outpatient care. The cancer center will specialize in the treatment of breast, hematologic, urological, gynecological, head and neck, and gastrointestinal cancers. The facility was designed to generate a comprehensive medical experience with both compassionate care and advancements in treatment, while promoting healing and comfort. The cancer care specialists work as a team inside the facility to create an individualized plan for each patient. For more information about the Jordan Valley Cancer Center, please visit

The Jordan Valley Cancer Center grand opening celebration will be hosted in September 2016.

Cancer can present itself in a variety of ways, depending on the type, location, and severity. However, there are a few common symptoms that can point to a more serious health concern. It is important to remember that cancer symptoms are different for everyone, and it doesn’t necessarily mean you have cancer if you have these symptoms.

Common Warning Signs of Cancer

  • Weight changes
  • Fever
  • Unusual bleeding
  • Unexplained fatigue
  • Unexplained pain
  • Skin changes
  • Persistent cough

Common Risk Factors for Cancer

  • Age
  • Diet
  • Obesity
  • Family history
  • Tobacco and alcohol use
  • Hormones
  • Chronic health conditions

Bottom line, living a healthy lifestyle, scheduling routine doctor’s visits, and noticing changes in your body are some of the most important steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing cancer.