When you think of skin cancer, you probably picture telltale lesions on the skin of a patient (which aren’t always cancerous, by the way). However, those with skin cancer may experience a host of other health problems that might not be obvious to them or a medical professional without an exam.
Cancer is cancer – meaning although each type tends to affect a certain organ first (in this case the skin), it can affect your overall well-being. Here are 12 symptoms that may be related to skin cancer, especially if you have physical signs like sores or lumps – but get checked out by a doctor either way…
1. Swollen Liver
This is one you can’t see from the outside, but is associated with melanoma, a type of skin cancer (it’s often referred to as metastatic melanoma if it has moved to other locations in your body).
Sources point out this can lead to pain, which will prompt you to see a doctor to pinpoint the cause. However, there are a number of other causes of an enlarged liver including liver disease, hepatitis, and genetic conditions such as Wilson’s disease, explains the Mayo Clinic.