It's important to be aware of any unexplained changes (signs and symptoms) to your body, this can be critical indicators that you might be having cancer. These signs and symptoms that you have cancer include; the sudden appearance of a lump, blood in your urine, or a change to your usual bowel habits.
These symptoms are often caused by other, non-cancerous illnesses, but it's important to see your GP so they can investigate.
If your GP suspects cancer, they'll refer you to a specialist – usually within two weeks.
The specialist will carry out further tests, such as a biopsy or X-ray, and plan any necessary treatment.