COVID-19 potential cancer symptoms
Potential cancer symptoms
If you’re worried about potential cancer symptoms, don’t delay seeking help. Your NHS is here for you and GP practices are open. Appointments may feel a little different – they might happen on the phone or even by videolink. And if your GP thinks you need to be seen face to face that can be arranged too.
It's probably nothing serious, but it's best to get checked. Early detection is one of the main reasons why more people are surviving cancer.
Contact your GP if you have noticed any of the following:
- You are losing weight without trying to especially if you also have
- Been feeling or being sick for 2 weeks or more
- Changes to your bowel habit especially diarrhoea (not just constipation) that’s been going on for 4 weeks or more
- Pain in your abdomen that’s there most of the time and not going away
- You are having difficulty swallowing with food sticking on the way down especially if this is getting worse
- You’ve had episodes of blood in your poo, urine or sputum
- Your voice has become hoarse and has stayed that way (not coming & going) for 3 weeks or more
- You have a lump in your neck or an ulcer or lump in your mouth that’s been there for 3 weeks or more
- You have noticed a new or changing mole on your skin
- You’ve found a lump in your breast especially if you are 30 or older
- You’ve noticed a lump in your testicle
Our symptom checker has more information on many of the common signs and symptoms.