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Are anemia and inflamed liver symptoms of cancer?

I have just come back from hospital where my mother was admitted this evening. Her symptoms are anaemia inflamed liver and she is to get a ct scan tomorrow of her lungs as there is something suspicious showing on the chest X-ray she had. Could she have cancer?
Tue, 7 Jun 2016
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Anemia possibly could be from gastrointestinal bleeding--colon or stomach--caused by cancer but an inflamed liver is not a sign of cancer. As for the chest x-ray, 90% of all chest nodules are found to be benign
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