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Cancer focus: symptoms you should never ignore

During this time, it’s important to reduce unnecessary appointments and trips to your doctor’s surgery as we continue to control the spread of coronavirus. But if you have any unusual symptoms, it’s important to get them checked out. Some symptoms can be linked to cancer and should never be ignored.

This month’s Your Wellbeing issue highlights symptoms of some common cancers and when you should contact your GP.

You can download July's Your Wellbeing issue.

If you’re a manager, you can also download July's Your Wellbeing poster for your workplace.

What is cancer?

Watch our animation to understand what cancer is and how it develops.

Common cancer types

There are many different types of cancer, and depending on the type, stage and grade, will depend on what treatment you are offered. Read further into specific types of cancer to learn more.

Staying safe in the sun

With summer in full swing, learn how to be sun safe, reduce your risk of skin cancer and check your moles.

Taking care in the sun

Many of us enjoy hot and sunny weather. But fun in the sun does come with some risks, especially when it comes to our skin. Bupa’s Stephanie Munn and British Skin Foundation Trustee Dr Bav Shergill, explain how to take care of your family’s skin.

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Image of dermatologist examining ladies skin.

Checking your moles for signs of skin cancer

Are you worried about a mole that looks different from the rest? Follow our simple guide to your moles, and boost your checking confidence!

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Cancer screening and tests

There are screening programmes for some cancers in the UK, such as breast and cervical screening. For other types, there are tests that may be recommended for you, or ones you can choose to have privately, such as a PSA test. Visit our pages to learn more about each type of screening.

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