Cancer Aware

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.

Bladder and kidney cancer

If you notice blood in your pee, even if it's 'just the once', tell your doctor straight away. 

Bowel cancer

If you've had blood in your poo or looser poo for the last 3 weeks, tell your doctor.

Breast cancer

One in three wome who get breast cancer are aged 70 and over.

Lung cancer

If you've been coughing for 3 weeks or more, tell your doctor.

Oesophagogastric cancer

Heartburn most days for three weeks or more?  Tell your doctor.

Ovarian cancer

Feeling bloated most days for three weeks?  Tell your doctor

Skin cancer

Any changes to a mole or skin?  Tell your doctor.  Finding skin cancer early means it's easier to treat.