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If you notice any of these, make an appointment to discuss it with your GP. The chances are it’s nothing serious, but finding cancer early means that it's more treatable.
I had a lump on the back of my neck the size of a marble and another under my jaw line which was very hard. There was no pain - the lumps were just annoying. But when my daughter noticed the one on my jaw, I went to the doctor.
I had blood tests and a biopsy at the hospital and was diagnosed
with lymphoma, a type of cancer. Today I lead an active life and do a lot for charities to raise awareness of cancer.
I’d always been healthy, and enjoyed running to keep fit. But between January and May 2009 I had several bouts of illness, feeling sick with an ache
across my stomach.
I went to my doctor, who, after seeing my blood test results, referred me to my local hospital in Nottingham. Following further
tests, they found a growth in my pancreas. I was prepared for the worst, but was fortunate – my cancer could be operated on. It is almost four years
since my operation and all in all, life is great – I work part-time and I’m even running again.
Cancer Research UK
Macmillan Cancer Support