Normal For You

Cancer Signs and Symptoms – Know what’s Normal For You




1 in 2 people will be affected by cancer in their lifetime.

But when cancer is diagnosed at an early stage, treatment is more likely to be successful. The most important thing you can do is get to know what is normal for your body and if you notice anything unusual, don't put off contacting your GP. 

Get to know the signs and symptoms of cancer:


Some of the most common signs and symptoms of cancer are:

Any other unexplained symptoms


If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, do not delay in contacting your GP. 

This is not a comprehensive list and it is important that if you notice anything that is not normal for you, you get it checked out.

More information about common signs and symptoms and what to do can be found in this document: Noticed an unusual change to your body? Don’t sit it out, get it checked out


Here to help


The NHS is here to help you. The symptom might not be due to cancer. But if it is, the earlier it’s picked up the higher the chance of successful treatment. You won’t be wasting your doctor’s time. Your doctor will want to know.


During the coronavirus pandemic, there are different ways you can contact your GP to get advice or make an appointment.

You can:

  • Telephone
  • Text
  • Video Call
  • Email 

Find the contact details of your local GP practice

Don’t be afraid to ask questions – ask your doctor to explain anything you don’t understand. If your problem doesn’t go away, don’t be afraid to come back to your doctor.


For more information, visit: 


Cancer Research UK

Macmillan Cancer Support