Lump in your breast
See your GP if you notice a lump in your breast or if you have a lump that's rapidly increasing in size elsewhere on your body.
Your GP will refer you to a specialist for tests if they think you may have cancer.
Coughing, chest pain and breathlessness
Visit your GP if you've had a cough for more than 3 weeks.
Changes in bowel habits
See your GP if you've experienced one of the changes listed below and it's lasted for more than a few weeks:
You should also see your GP if you have any unexplained bleeding, such as:
See your GP if you have a mole that:
- changes shape or looks uneven
- changes colour, gets darker or has more than 2 colours
- starts itching, crusting, flaking or bleeding
- gets larger or more raised from the skin
Any of the above changes means there's a chance you have malignant melanoma, a form of skin cancer.
Unexplained weight loss
You should also see your GP if you've lost a lot of weight over the last couple of months that cannot be explained by changes to your diet, exercise or stress.
Read about unintentional weight loss.
The following links have more useful information about cancer.