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SUPPORT FOR OUR PATIENTS DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC

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WHAT IS ALL THIS ABOUT?

This page was originally set up to support patients whilst surgeries stood down non-urgent work for the accelerated covid vaccine booster roll-out.

We have kept the page online as it provides a useful go to page for when you have cancer symptoms or think you have cancer.

DO I HAVE A CANCER RED FLAG?

Please see the page below and contact us and we will assess your condition and act accordingly.

I'M REALLY WORRIED - PLEASE HELP!

It's normal to worry if you have potentially serious symptoms, or if you have been referred urgently to hospital, but the vast majority of people (more than 90%) referred to cancer services DO NOT actually have cancer.

This list cannot possibly cover all the symptoms that might indicate cancer. If you are worried that you have cancer, or have a symptom that you are not sure about, please contact us.

WHAT IF I HAVE OTHER HEALTH NEEDS?

Please visit our get help summary page to be signposted to other sources of help.

PLEASE NOTE: You can print this page for offline reading or to pass to a friend or relative who does not have internet access.

ABOUT THIS PRINTOUT

This is the print version of the page at ivy.gs/cancer and is therefore limited in functionality. We encourage you to try and access this page online or ask a relative or friend to access the page on your behalf.

RED FLAG SYMPTOMS

PLEASE NOTE: Having any of these symptoms does not automatically mean you have cancer. In fact, most people with these symptoms will not have cancer. This page cannot list all possible cancer symptoms. Therefore if you are unsure or concerned that you might have cancer, please contact us.

BLACK, STICKY, TARRY POO BLOOD IN POO BLOOD IN URINE BONY PAIN BREAST LUMP BRUISING OR BLEEDING, UNEXPLAINED CHANGE IN BOWEL HABIT COUGH, PERSISTENT COUGHING UP BLOOD DIFFICULTY SWALLOWING HEADACHES, PROGRESSIVE, PERSISTENT HOARSENESS, PERSISTENT JAUNDICE (YELLOW SKIN) LOSS OF APPETITE LUMPS, NEW MOLE, CHANGING NIPPLE CHANGES RECTAL BLEEDING SWEATING, NIGHT-TIME SWOLLEN ABDOMEN ULCERS OR WHITE/RED PATCHES, PERSISTENT URINE INFECTION IN MEN VAGINAL BLEEDING, UNEXPECTED OR AFTER MENOPAUSE WEIGHT LOSS, UNINTENTIONAL WORSENING BRAIN FUNCTION

Links provided all point to official NHS.UK advice for your information only. If you are unsure, please contact us.

OTHER INFORMATION

These links might be helpful

If you have no internet access, please ask for a copy of our leaflet 'How can I tell if my child is poorly?' leaflet from our reception desk.

Cancer on NHS.UK Cancer Research UK Macmillan Cancer Support