Be Clear on Cancer

The Be Clear on Cancer ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaigns aim to raise awareness of the different symptoms of a range of cancers and to encourage people who may have symptoms to contact their GP.

It’s probably nothing serious, but finding cancer early increases the chances of successful treatment. Do not hesitate to contact your GP if you are concerned about any new or worrying symptoms.

Spotting potential signs of cancer

Signs of cancer include:

  • A cough that lasts for three weeks or more;
  • An unexplained lump in your breast or a lump that has increased in size anywhere else on your body;
  • An unexplained pain that lasts three weeks or more;
  • Bloating that lasts for three weeks or more;
  • Blood in your poo or pee or when you cough;
  • Changes to moles;
  • Diarrhoea for three weeks or more;
  • Tummy discomfort that lasts for three weeks or more;
  • Urinating more often, especially during the night.

For more information about cancer symptoms, please visit the following NHS website.

Attending cancer appointments

Hospitals and GP surgeries are safe to visit and have infection prevention and control measures in place to ensure you can access essential services, seek medical help and attend pre-booked appointments.

It is extremely important that you attend cancer appointments to ensure you get cancer checks, referrals and treatment. If you miss your cancer appointment it could pose a long-term risk to your health.

Remember, your NHS is here to see you, safely.

Page last updated 25 March 2021