Signs and symptoms

The Public Health Agency website ‘Be Cancer Aware’ provides information on signs and symptoms. Click here

Being aware of general signs and symptoms of cancer is important. It can help in earlier detection and treatment.

It is important to talk to your doctor if you have any of signs and symptoms.  Do not feel that you are wasting your doctors time.  If your symptoms are not serious, your mind will be put at ease but if it is cancer, early diagnosis can make all the difference. The sooner cancer is detected, the better the chances of successful treatment.

A note about searching signs and symptoms online An online search for a condition such as cancer can bring up thousands of results. A lot of these results are not based on evidence and are not reliable. There are tips to help you find reliable and accurate health information online on the Be Cancer Aware website.