Q. How do I know if I may have cancer?
Although some cancer-related symptoms may be caused by another health problem, it is important to remember that should one or more of these symptoms persist, you have to consult your doctor immediately.
Warning signs for adult cancer
- change in a wart or a mole
- any continued fever
- nagging cough or continued hoarseness
- chronic pain in bones or any other area of the body
- enduring fatigue, nausea or vomiting
- repeated infection and/or inflammation
- change in bowel or bladder habits (pain, difficulty urinating, blood)
- a sore that does not heal
- unusual discharge or abnormal bleeding
- thickening or lump in the breast, testicles or elsewhere
- indigestion or difficulty in swallowing
- obvious change in the size, colour, shape or thickness of a wart, mole or mouth sore
- noticeable weight loss and loss of appetite