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’d encourage anyone to go straight to their doctor if they have concerns. It could just save your life.”
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.
Lung cancer is the most common cancer in Scotland but the good news is, more people than ever in Scotland are surviving the disease.
Remember, the earlier cancer is found, the easier it is to treat.