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Table 1 Cancer ‘alarm’ symptoms

From: The impact of body vigilance on help-seeking for cancer ‘alarm’ symptoms: a community-based survey

Persistent cough or hoarseness  
Unexplained lump  
Unexplained weight loss  
Change in the appearance of a mole or a new mole  
Persistent change in bowel habits  
Persistent change in bladder habits  
Abdominal bloating (i.e. bloating of the tummy or belly)  
Unexplained pain  
Difficulty swallowing  
Blood in urine  
Rectal bleeding (i.e. bleeding from the back passage or blood in the bowel motions)  
Other unexplained bleeding  
Any breast changes  
A sore that does not heal