Symptoms of Endocrine Cancer

Symptoms of endocrine cancer are specific to the organ where the tumor is present. Symptoms may resemble symptoms of other conditions and in some cases, you may not experience any symptoms. Symptoms of endocrine cancer may include:

  • Anxiety, including panic attacks
  • Changes in bowel or bladder habits
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Facial flushing (redness and warm feeling over the face)
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Intestinal bleeding
  • Irritability
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes)
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Persistent pain in a specific (localized) area
  • Sweating
  • Thickening or lump in any part of the body
  • Unexplained weight gain or loss
  • Vomiting

If you have one or more of these symptoms, talk to your primary care physician. Depending on your condition, your physician may refer you to a cancer specialist for tests and diagnosis.

If you're diagnosed with endocrine cancer, Northwestern Medicine provides comprehensive, advanced care from a multidisciplinary team of experienced physicians, surgeons and nurses.