Signs and symptoms of cancer

Signs and symptoms of cancer and how to reduce your risk

Booklet
Published: 31 Mar 2017
Next review: 31 Mar 2019
Edition: 4
Signs and symptoms of cancer

This leaflet is about the main symptoms of cancer and how to recognise them. It also has information about how to reduce your risk of developing cancer.

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Published: 31 Mar 2017
Next review: 31 Mar 2019
Edition: 4

This leaflet is about the main symptoms of cancer and how to recognise them. It also has information about how to reduce your risk of developing cancer.

About this booklet

This leaflet tells you how to:

- recognise the symptoms of cancer

- reduce your risk of cancer.

We have included quotes from people affected by cancer, which you might find helpful. They are from people who have chosen to share their story with us. 

Visit our online information about the signs and symptoms of cancer.

How we can help

Macmillan Grants

If you have cancer, you may be able to get a Macmillan Grant to help with the extra costs of cancer. Find out who can apply and how to access our grants.

Financial guidance
Financial issues can cause worry when someone becomes ill. You may be able to claim benefits to help you in your situation. You may also be able to get financial assistance from other organisations.
Welfare rights advice and tools

There are lots of benefits that could help you after a cancer diagnosis, but the system can be confusing. Our Welfare Rights Advisors are here to help.