SIGNS & SYMPTOMS:
- Unusual lumps or swelling, which are often painless and may increase in size.
- Persistent coughing, breathlessness, or difficulty swallowing.
- Changes in bowel habits e.g. constipation, diarrhoea and/or blood found in the stools.
- Needing to urinate urgently, more frequently, or being unable to go when you need to, or experiencing pain.
- Unexpected bleeding including from the vagina, anal passage, or while urinating or when coughing.
- Unexplained and unintentional weight loss over a short period.
- Fatigue, extreme tiredness, and a severe lack of energy.
- New mole, or changes to a mole in terms of size, shape, or colour, and it becomes crusty or bleeds or oozes.
- Unexplained or ongoing pain or pain that comes and goes.
- Unusual breast changes in size, shape, or feel, skin changes, or pain.
- Feeling less hungry than usual for a prolonged period.
- A spot, sore, wound, or mouth ulcer that won’t heal.
- Persistent or painful heartburn or indigestion.
- Heavy, drenching night sweats.
Encourage patients who experience any of these signs and symptoms to seek medical advice urgently.