That means you’re living on a high risk continent! So it’s so important to know what the first signs of cancer
Now that doesn’t mean that every ache and pain
, cough and sniffle are possible signs of cancer
! It’s when your symptoms are persistent, get worse or start affecting your everyday life that you should worry.
And that’s where C.A.U.T.I.O.N can help…
It’s an easy way for you and your family to remember to take note of any abnormal changes in your health, so you don’t become another Africa cancer statistic.
C.A.U.T.I.O.N – the seven symptoms you can use to determine whether you have cancer
C – Changes in urinary or bowel movements that are sudden and unexplained.
A – A sore that doesn’t heal.
U – Unusual bleeding or discharge.
T – Thickening in a node or lump anywhere in your body (especially the breasts or testes).
I – Indigestion that becomes severe or difficulty swallowing.
N – Nagging cough or hoarseness.
The sooner you realise you have symptoms, the sooner you can seek treatment. Many cancers are treatable when found early. So even if you’re not particularly concerned about the symptoms you have, discuss them with your doctor!