What are the signs of cancer?

It is always important to be aware of any unexplained changes to your body.

Symptoms are often caused by non-cancerous illness but it is important to go and see your GP so that they can investigate.

There are some common signs and symptoms of cancer that you can look out for, such as unusual lumps and swelling, changes in your body’s habits and unexplained weight loss. Detailed information on the signs of cancer can be found on the NHS Choices website.

Having symptoms does not mean that you have cancer. However, it is important to see your GP if you have any symptoms. If cancer is diagnosed early, your chances of survival are much higher than if you are diagnosed late.

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