Would you know if you had cancer?
Some signs and symptoms of cancer are very similar to other less harmful health problems you may experience throughout life. But you need to know the warning signs, just in case.
This site aims to provide as much information as possible to empower you to recognise possible signs of the most common cancers that affect young people (aged 16 - 24 years old) and to offer advice as to what to do if this happens.
Early diagnosis is essential
Nobody knows your body better than you! Be ready to spot when something changes.
- Cancer in young people is rare, but there are still approximately 2,500 new cases diagnosed each year
- As it is sometimes difficult to diagnose, it is vitally important that everyone understands the warning signs
- If cancer is left untreated then cancer cells can spread around your body and cause damage. This is why you should get checked out if you think that you might have cancer
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Are you experiencing these symptoms?
- A lump, bump or swelling that is unexplained and persistent (doesn't go away, always comes back or gradually gets worse)
- Unexplained and persistent pain
- Changes in weight
- Change in appearance of a mole
You know your body. Don't ignore the symptoms.
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Do you have pain, an unusual lump, fatigue or weight loss?
Most of the time it's nothing, BUT Sometimes It's Cancer.
Don't delay checking with your Doctor.