Cancer Symptoms

Why?

 

Spotting signs of cancer can lead to early diagnosis and can be easier to treat.  In some cases, with early screening, abnormalities can be detected early enough to prevent the cancer from developing.

Signs and symptoms

 

Although they are often caused by a non-cancerous illness, it's important to be aware of any unexplained changes to your body, such as:

  • blood in your pee or poo

  • a lump

  • persistent cough

  • breathless 

  • bloating

  • weight loss 

  • a pain that does not go away

When?

 

If you have had any of these for longer than three weeks, or any symptoms not listed that you are concerned about, it’s important to speak to your GP.

Finding cancer early means it's easier to treat.

 

If your GP suspects cancer, they'll refer you to a specialist – usually within two weeks. 

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What?
 
Symptom check videos
 

And, although they are often caused by a non-cancerous illness, it's important to be aware of any unexplained changes to your body.  This useful series of "Know the Symptoms" videos cover the most commons signs or symptoms relating to the following types of cancer:  

Breast Cancer

Bowel Cancer

Bladder and Kidney Cancer

Lung Cancer

Prostate and Testicular Cancer

Skin Cancer

More information

 

Visit the following websites for more information about cancer signs and symptoms:

 

It's important to book an appointment to see your see GP if you have symptoms that you're worried about.

Find your GP's details in our West Essex GP Directory