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Abdominal Cancers

If you have had tummy troubles for three weeks or more, tell your GP. They will want to see you and you won’t be wasting their time

"I'm just a bit bloated" If it lasts for three weeks or more just speak to your GP

When cancer is diagnosed early, treatment is more likely to be successful

Persistent tummy troubles that can be possible signs of cancer include:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Being bloated most days
  • Discomfort in the tummy area
  • Constipation
  • Nausea/feeling sick
  • Blood in your poo

If you have any of these for three weeks or more, tell your GP. You should also speak to your GP if you notice any other unusual changes, like a lump in the tummy area, post-menopausal bleeding or unexplained weight loss, as these can also be signs of cancer

Around 310,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in England each year

In England, around 84,000 people are diagnosed with abdominal cancers each year

Early diagnosis and treatment of cancer can save lives

While the number of urgent cancer referrals is back up to 85% of pre-COVID levels, there are some people who may have worrying symptoms who are still not contacting their GP

Public Health England (2020): Cancer registration statistics: England 2018 final release.