What if it’s cancer doc?

If you have any symptoms of concern we want to see you. Ask the Care Navigator for a GP appointment within the next 2 working days.

What are the symptoms? (this list is not exhaustive)

Check out www.nhs.uk/be-clear-on-cancer

  • Unexplained dramatic weight loss
  • A rapidly growing lump
  • Lumps (lymph nodes) in the neck armpit and/or groin
  • Any bleeding after the menopause (any bleeding after 12 months of being period-free)
  • Bleeding after intercourse
  • Coughing for more than 3 weeks
  • Getting short of breath more easily
  • Blood in your pee?
  • Blood in your poo?
  • Changes to your breasts and you are over 70?
  • Noticed a change in your skin?
  • Felt bloated for more than 3 weeks?
  • Heartburn for 3 weeks or more?
  • Food getting “stuck”

How to reduce your cancer risk

Cancer screening programmes

Find out about NHS screening programmes for breast cancer, cervical cancer and bowel cancer, including how screening works and who is eligible.

www.nhs.uk and search “NHS Cancer screening”

Local programmes

Cough cough cough- CXR at Leighton Hospital


Cough >3 weeks

Cancer referrals/ 2 week wait

If you have been referred for a symptom that might indicate cancer

It is normal to worry when you are urgently referred to see a specialist by your GP. However, 9 in every 10 people (90%) referred this way WILL NOT be diagnosed with cancer.

This leaflet explains possible reasons for the referral and what to do to make sure you are seen quickly.

I have or have had a cancer diagnosis.

If you have been diagnosed with cancer the following are recognised sites for further help, explanation, information and advice