Today marks the launch of the Teenage Cancer Trust's second "Best To Check" campaign, which aims to help teenagers and young people understand the common signs and symptoms of cancer in their age group and to encourage them to seek medical advice if they are concerned.
Andrew adds, "I understand that, every day in the UK, around seven young people aged 13-24 are diagnosed with cancer, which is the leading cause of death from disease in that age group. However, with early diagnosis, lives can be saved and the risk of developing other serious complications can be reduced. The signs and symptoms of cancers common in young people are often different from older adults – these include: lumps, unexplained tiredness, mole changes, pain, and significant weight changes with no alteration to diet or exercise."
Please do seek medical advice if you have any concerns at all. For more information visit: https://www.teenagecancertrust.org/information/five-most-common-cancer-warning-signs-young-people #BestToCheck.