cancer red flag

cancer red flag

A generic term for any sign and symptom indicating a ≥ 5% chance that a person with the red flag currently has cancer.

Cancer red flags
Anaemia in men with Hb ≤ 12g/dl aged 20 + and women with Hb ≤11 g/dl aged 50 +
Blood in urine in men and women aged 60 and over
Coughing up blood in men over 55 and women over 65
Difficulty swallowing in men over 55
Breast lump or mass in women aged 20 and older
Post-menopausal bleeding in women aged 75–84
Abnormal rectal examination in men 40 and older
Rectal bleeding in men and women aged 75 and older
British Journal of General Practice, September 2010
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