Often, a health problem other than cancer is the cause of a certain symptom. But if you have one of the following, talk with your health care provider.

  • A lump in the breast or other part of the body
  • Skin problems, such as a sore that doesn’t heal or a mole that has changed shape
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • A chronic cough
  • Pain that doesn’t go away, such as a headache or backache
  • Changes in bathroom habits, such as constipation, bloody stool, or frequent urination
  • Unusual bleeding
  • Trouble swallowing

Some cancers may also cause fever and fatigue.

A female physician consults with a female patient in a clinic exam room

Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool

The Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool is an interactive tool designed by scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). You are encouraged to discuss the results and your personal risk of breast cancer with your doctor.


Radiation Exposure Screening Education Program

Unique to cancer services in Utah, this clinic serves the needs of those individuals who have cancer as a result of living near test sites for nuclear weaponry or who worked in uranium mines. The clinic, funded through a federal grant, offers screenings and education as well as information regarding compensation from the government for affected southern Utah residents.