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Monthly Screening Review

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As we discuss in the book one of the key factors in surviving cancer is the early identification and diagnosis of something odd which is happening to your body. To that end the brilliant Cancer Research UK website has a page which lists common symptoms which you should tell your doctor about if they don’t go away. Print this off and pin it on your fridge for a monthly review. Who knows, it might just save your life …

  • Breathlessness.
  • Unexplained vaginal bleeding.
  • Very heavy night sweats.
  • Croaky voice or hoarseness.
  • Persistent heartburn or indigestion.
  • Mouth or tongue ulcer that won’t heal.
  • Persistent bleeding.
  • Difficulty swallowing.
  • A change in bowel habit, such as constipation, looser poo or pooing more often.
  • Sores that won’t heal.
  • Appetite loss.
  • Unusual breast changes.
  • Blood in your poo.
  • Blood in your pee.
  • Unexplained weight loss.
  • New moles or changes to a mole.
  • Coughing up blood.
  • Persistent cough.
  • Explained pain or ache.
  • Unusual lump or swelling anywhere.

See https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancer-symptoms for more detailed information

Download your cut-out-and-anti-cancer-checklist and keep a copy pinned to your fridge door!

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