Be clear on cancer
Knowing the signs of cancer could save your life.
If you spot any signs of cancer, go to your GP to get it checked out. You're not wasting anyone's time, and if it isn't serious, your mind will be put at rest. But if it is cancer, early diagnosis can make all the difference. The sooner cancer is detected, the better the chances of successful treatment.
If you notice blood in your pee, even if it's 'just the once', tell your doctor straight away.
If you've had blood in your poo or looser poo for the last 3 weeks, tell your doctor.
One in three wome who get breast cancer are aged 70 and over.
If you've been coughing for 3 weeks or more, tell your doctor.
Heartburn most days for three weeks or more? Tell your doctor.
Feeling bloated most days for three weeks? Tell your doctor
Any changes to a mole or skin? Tell your doctor. Finding skin cancer early means it's easier to treat.