Looking out for yourself

Looking out for yourself and family

The easiest way to find cancer early is to know your body and knowing what is normal, and what is not normal. Some general signs and symptoms of cancer that you can look out for are:

  • lumps or bumps anywhere on your body that suddenly appear, especially in the neck or breast for both men and women
  • Any moles that change in colour or shape
  • Unusual bleeding or discharge such as coughing up blood or blood in your poo
  • A cough that won't go away and or signs of blood
  • Losing weight for no known reason


If you have noticed any of these signs or your family or mob mention these, see your doctor or visit your local health centre as soon as possible. The signs and symptoms listed above are the more common ones seen with cancer, but there are many others that are not listed here.

It is important to remember that noticing signs earlier means a cancer might be found earlier which greatly increases your chances of treating it.