Eight Warning Signs of Cancer
The early symptoms of cancer may not be obvious. Knowing what to look for may lead to early detection.
The Eight Main Warning Signs of Cancer
- Changes in bowel or bladder habits
- A sore that does not heal
- Unusual bleeding or discharge from any part of the body
- Thickening or a lump in the breast or other parts of the body
- Indigestion that does not go away
- Trouble swallowing
- Obvious changes in the look of a wart or mole
- Persistent coughing or hoarseness
If you experience any of these warning signs, please speak to your primary care physician.
Cancer screening can become a key part of a healthy lifestyle. Which tests you should have depends on your family history, age, gender and other factors. Talk with your doctor to find out what type of screenings and frequency are best for you.
- Colorectal Cancer Screening and Prevention
- Breast Cancer Screening
- Cancer Screening Guidelines (pdf)