How cancers are diagnosed

Signs and symptoms

It’s important to be aware of any changes to your body. Some symptoms are because of cancer but they can also have other causes. If you notice anything it is best to visit your doctor. They may be able to put your mind at rest. Or if they think it might be cancer, it’s always best to be diagnosed as soon as possible.

Watch: all about Luke's experiences

Watch: all about Luke's experiences

After ignoring his stomach pain for 4-5 months Luke's girlfriend convinced him to see a doctor. Listen to his story.

Read more about Luke's story

After ignoring his stomach pain for 4-5 months Luke's girlfriend convinced him to see a doctor. Listen to his story.

Read more about Luke's story

Cancer symptoms

Know the common signs and symptoms of cancer. These may include unexplained bleeding, weight loss, pain, lumps or swelling.

Getting diagnosed

If you notice any unusual symptoms or changes to your body, go and see your GP. Many symptoms are often caused by conditions other than cancer. But if you do have cancer, finding it early can often make it easier to treat. 

Symptoms and common cancers

The earlier cancer is found, the more likely it is to be cured. Don’t be scared if you have symptoms – get them checked.

Don't let cancer ruin your foundations

We're encouraging men to go to the doctors sooner, with the help of our partners Travis Perkins and Benchmarx, Costain, Kier Group, Selco and Wolseley. Find out more >