Be clear on cancer

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Be clear on cancer

Knowing the signs of cancer could save your life.

If you spot any signs of cancer, go to your doctor 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.

Learn more about Bladder and kidney cancer


Bowel cancer

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

Learn more about Bowel cancer


Breast cancer

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

Learn more about Breast cancer

Lung cancer

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

Learn more about Lung cancer



Oesophagogastric cancer

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

Learn more about Oesophagogastric cancer


Ovarian cancer

Feeling bloated most days for three weeks? Tell your doctor.

Learn more about Ovarian cancer


Skin cancer

Finding skin cancer early means its easier to treat.

Learn more about Skin cancer


Last modified: 

19 Oct 2018