Cancer Focus Northern Ireland


Signs & Symptoms

Talk to your doctor early if you have any concerns about your health because early detection really does save lives.

Signs and symptoms to look for include:

  • Unexplained weight loss or tiredness
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Increasingly our of breath
  • A cough or croaky voice that lasts longer than 3 weeks
  • A mouth ulcer that lasts longer than 3 weeks
  • Unexplained or persistent pain or ache
  • A change in the size, shape or colour of a mole
  • An unusual breast change
  • Sickness
  • A change to bowel motions that lasts longer than 6 weeks
  • Blood in your stools
  • Blood in your urine
  • Problems passing urine
  • Bleeding after the menopause or between periods
  • Small hard lump or change in your testicles

For more information please contact our free helpline on 0800 783 3339 or email



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