Getting checked early is one of the main reasons why more people are surviving cancer. That’s why it’s so important to know the signs and symptoms to look out for, and to see your GP practice if you’re concerned about any unusual changes to your body. It's probably nothing serious, but it's best to get checked. It's also important to take part in screening when invited too - it can often find cancer early before it can be seen or felt.
I would encourage everyone who is eligible to take part in the Scottish Bowel Screening Programme. I didn’t think I had a problem and I was very lucky that I did the test and the cancer was detected early.
Lung cancer is the most common cancer in Scotland but the good news is, more people than ever in Scotland are surviving the disease.
Breast cancer remains the most common cancer in Scottish women but you’re five times more likely to survive it if it’s caught in its earliest stage.
Remember, the earlier cancer is found, the easier it is to treat.