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    Night Sweats
    lisasbrother posted:
    Hi I am doing some investigating for my newly diagnosed brother. Stage 4 colon. He has been and continues to experience severe night sweats. Thinking it is anxiety however, it came on pre-diagnosis. Anyone else expereince this??
    atti_editor responded:
    Hi lisasbrother,

    You might be interested in this article on 8 causes of night sweats. It does list night sweats as an early symptom of some cancers, which could be true in your brother's case, but there are also a number of other possibilities. Have you spoken with his doctor about this symptom?

    Best wishes,

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