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What are the signs and symptoms of cancer?

There are over 200 different types of cancer that can cause many different signs and symptoms. Sometimes symptoms affect specific areas of the body, such as our tummy or skin. But signs can also be more general, and include weight loss, tiredness (fatigue) or unexplained pain. 

Some possible signs of cancer, like a lump, are better known than others. But this doesn’t mean they’re more important or more likely to be cancer. It is important to get any possible symptom of cancer checked out.

Cancer can affect people in different ways. The type of symptoms a person may have can be different to others, and some people don’t have any symptoms. So, you don’t need to remember all the signs and symptoms of cancer.

It’s important to be aware of what is normal for you and speak to your doctor if you notice any unusual changes or something that won’t go away. This can help to diagnose cancer at an early stage, when treatment is more likely to be successful.


What signs of cancer can I look out for?

We have listed some key signs and symptoms you can be aware of. Most signs and symptoms listed here are caused by something less serious than cancer - but if it is cancer, spotting it early can make a real difference. If you notice any changes that are not normal for you, or something that won’t go away - don’t ignore it, speak to your doctor

For full details please see Cancer signs and symptoms | Cancer Research UK