30th September 2014 – Spotting signs and symptoms of cancer

Posted on September 30, 2014 by helenroberts

Your Health BlogSpotting cancer early is really important. 

When it’s diagnosed early, treatment is more likely to be successful and you have a much greater chance of surviving cancer.

Cancer Research UK offers lots of useful information about cancer signs and symptoms on its website, including:

  • a list of key signs and symptoms;
  • an interactive symptom checker;
  • and cancer symptom videos

You can use these tools to find out more and become more aware. 

Cancer Research UK advises that if you get to know your own body and what’s normal for you, this can help you to spot any unusual or persistent changes that might be signs of cancer. 

If you notice a symptom, get it checked out by your doctor.  It might not be cancer at all, but the longer you leave it, the harder it will be to treat if it is cancer. 

You can also contact Cancer Research UK by phone or email if you have questions or are worried about cancer.  The helpline number is 0808 800 4040.

You can read more about late diagnosis and the impact on patients and the NHS in this news release.  The full report, Saving lives, averting costs, is available here.