Illness

Do you have high blood pressure?

High blood pressure is known as the ‘silent killer’ and it rarely has symptoms. In England 30% of people have high blood pressure and the majority don’t know they have it. Heart attacks and strokes can occur if it is left untreated and it is recommended that adults should have their blood pressure monitored every

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Skin cancer symptoms

The most common type of cancer in the world is skin cancer. Non-melanoma skin cancer is a group of cancers which slowly develop in the upper layers of the skin. Non-melanoma distinguishes the more common kind of skin cancer from the less common skin cancer known as melanoma, this spreads faster in the body. The

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Testicular cancer symptoms

Testicular cancer is cancer which affects males commonly between the ages of 15 and 44. It is one of the less common cancers. Many people experience a painless lump or swelling in the testicles, but other symptoms can include: • a dull ache in the scrotum, this is the sac of skin that hangs underneath

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Ovarian Cancer: The silent cancer

Ovarian Cancer is called the silent cancer, the symptoms are vague and unfortunately can be confused with other things. It’s very important that you are aware of the symptoms and you see your GP if you have any concerns. Research has shown that the key symptoms to be aware of in ovarian cancer are: •

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Breast cancer symptoms

One of the first symptoms of breast cancer for many women as a lump in their breast, 90% of these lumps are benign – this means they are not cancerous. The majority of benign breast lumps are: • cysts or sacks of fluid in the breast tissue, which are quite common • fibroadenoma – collection

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Glandular fever

Glandular fever is a viral infection that commonly affects young adults. Glandular fever is not usually serious to a person’s health but it can be unpleasant for up to 2 weeks. The most common symptoms include: • sore throat • swollen glands (nodes) in the neck • fatigue, also known as extreme tiredness • a

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