It is important to be aware to be aware of any new worrying symptoms, such as blood in your pee or poo, a lump, persistent bloating or a cough for three weeks or more.
Although it’s unlikely to be cancer it is important to speak to your GP so they can investigate.
Finding a cancer early means it is easier to treat.
If your GP suspects cancer, they will refer to you to a specialist – usually within two weeks.
COUGHING, CHEST PAIN AND BREATHLESSNESS
Contact a GP if you have had a cough for three weeks or more.
CHANGES IN BOWEL HABITS
Speak to a GP if you have noticed these changes and has lasted for more than a few weeks:
blood in your poo
diarrhoea or constipation
a feeling of not fully emptied your bowels after going to the toilet
pain in your stomach or back passage (anus)
Speak to your GP if you’ve had bloating for three weeks or more
LUMP IN YOUR BREAST
Speak to a GP if you notice a lump in your breast or f if you have a lump that’s rapidly increasing in size elsewhere on your body.
Your GP will refer you to a specialist for tests if they think you have cancer
UNEXPLAINED WEIGHT LOSS
You should also speak to a GP if you’ve lost of weight over the last couple of months that cannot be explained by changes to your diet, exercise or stress
You should also speak to a GP if you have any unexplained bleeding, such as:
blood in your urine
bleeding between periods
bleeding from your bottom
blood when you cough
blood in your vomit
Speak to a GP if you have a mole:
changes shape or looks uneven
changes colour,Vgets darker or has more than two colours
starts itching, crusting, flaking or bleeding
gets larger more raised from the skin