There are different types of cancer and they are present in different parts of the body. In this section we provide general signs and symptoms associated with all cancer. These signs and symptoms are not specific to a particular cancer type. Careful observation and you will realize that these signs and symptoms are similar to that with most other diseases. It is therefore the responsibility of the individual concern to be vigilant and to quickly go for check if you suspect something is not right. Signs and symptoms include: 

  • Persistent and unexplained cough, fever or night sweats
  • Bloody urine, stool, vomit or coughing with blood
  • Difficulties swallowing
  • Feeling unease after eating
  • Observed differences in your digestion pattern
  • Difficulties breathing
  • Persistent sore throat
  • Unexplained weight loss or gain
  • Muscle and/or joint pain
  • Fatigue
  • Persistent lump (area of thickening under the skin) or soar that fails to heal.
  • Unexplained bruises or bleeding
  • Changes in your urination pattern
  • Changes in skin pigmentation such as yellowing, redness or darkening.
  • A birth mark or mole that changes in shape, size or pigmentation.