Cancer Warning Signs

Teenagers, busy with sports and activities, often do not notice the first symptoms of their cancer, or attribute them to other parts of their lifestyle. These are the 5 most common signs to watch out for. If the following symptoms are consistent and unexplained, always see your doctor:
  • Aching bones, joints, back and easy fracture
  • Lump, bump and swelling
  • Significant weight loss
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Headaches
  • Prolonged fever
  • White spot in the eye, new squint, new blindness or bulging eye ball
  • Change in walk, balance, speech and enlarging head
These signs and symptoms can be difficult to spot amidst the normal bumps, bruises, growth spurts and mood swings. However, early detection is key; by knowing the common signs of cancer in young people, you could help save a life. Should you pick up any of these signs, please contact  the CHOC help line on 0800 333 555 immediately.