Find Cancer Early

Published on Wednesday, 25 May 2022 at 3:44:36 PM

It's important to see your doctor, clinic nurse, or Aboriginal health worker, despite what else is happening in the world.

Please visit your doctor if you are over 40 years of age and coughed up blood, or had blood in your poo or pee, or noticed any of the following for more than 4 weeks:

  • Problems peeing
  • Runny poo
  • Losing weight (without trying)
  • Finding it hard to breathe
  • An unusual pain, lump or swelling anywhere in your body
  • A new or changed cough (that doesn't go away)
  • A new or changed spot on your skin


It doesn’t mean you’ve got cancer – often, it turns out to be something less serious. But telling your doctor straight away ensures any tests or treatment can begin as soon as possible.

To find out more, visit or call our 13 11 20 cancer information and support line.

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