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Early cancer diagnosis

Posted on September 4th, 2020

If you have any worrying symptoms, please don’t wait to get in touch. Cancer is much more likely to be treatable if it is caught early.

We understand that you may be anxious about seeking medical advice at this difficult time. It is important to know that we are still here to discuss any symptoms you may be worried about. It is particularly important that you seek advice if any of these symptoms could relate to something serious like cancer. As ever prompt diagnosis is vitally important.

Symptoms to Watch For

It is important that you contact us to discuss any serious symptoms. A lot of the time these can be discussed on the telephone and appointments can be arranged as needed. As a rule, symptoms of concern tend to be persistent, unusual for the person suffering them and they may be difficult to explain. If you have any of the following symptoms please contact us to discuss these further, by telephone, email or E-consult. You will not be wasting our time.

General Symptoms

  • Unexplained bleeding
  • Lumps
  • Pain
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Night sweats

Digestive Symptoms

  • Trouble swallowing
  • Weight loss
  • Persistent indigestion and heartburn
  • Change in bowel habit
  • Bloating

Urinary Symptoms

  • Problems passing urine
  • Blood in the urine

Respiratory symptoms

  • Persistent cough
  • Breathlessness
  • Hoarse voice

Skin Symptoms

  • Changes to a mole
  • A sore that does not heal

 

The list above is by no means exhaustive and so if you have any other symptoms that are unusual for you or that are causing you concern please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss these further.

Adapted from: https://www.macmillan.org.uk/cancer-information-and-support/worried-about-cancer/signs-and-symptoms-of-cancer