Symptoms of Cancer

Cancer is a complicated disease. It can appear anywhere in the body in a number of forms and affect people in different ways. Sometimes it can come as a massive shock to someone who has been diagnosed with cancer that they have it. While it isn’t just a simple case of looking at your body and knowing that something is awry, there are common symptoms and signs which a person may want checked out. And while most of the symptoms in this article can be signs for any number of illnesses, it is good to know what to look for.


The biggest tell-tale sign of a tumour on the body is a lump growing irregularly. Visiting a GP is the most important thing you can do. Let them know if the lump is causing discomfort, has quickly changed size or shape and just how long you’ve noticed it being on the body. If they deem it to be possibly cancerous, they’ll refer you to a specialist.

Weight loss

Continued weight loss that can’t be explained is a major problem to have. If you haven’t altered your diet or upped your exercise routine and find yourself dropping waist size, then you’ll need to see a doctor.


If you notice a mole on your body and haven’t seen it before, you should go and get it checked out. A lot of melanomas originate in areas where there is a mole. While having them is completely normal. There are a few signifiers that a mole might be a problem. If it has an asymmetrical shape (i.e. one side is shaped differently from the other), the border of the mole looks jagged or the colour of the moles is a few shades different in areas, it should be checked out. The same goes if you notice a mole getting larger over a few months.


Feeling breathless could be a result of any lung related problems. If you find yourself having a feeling of being breathless for a month and coughing too, its best to visit a doctor and get a full check up to make sure it isn’t a serious lung problem.


If you have blood in your urine, you shouldn’t bat it away and hope it will go away. Any sort of bleeding you experience that is out of the ordinary is something you should be getting looked at. If you vomit up blood, suffer from constant nosebleeds or bleed between periods, you should get it seen and make sure they’re not the tell-tale signs of a tumour they can be.

If you think you have any of these symptoms and are worried you may have an illness, you should always visit your GP before being recommended to visit a specialist cancer clinic for advice.

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Top 5 Fitness Vacations

While most people think of nothing but rest and relaxation when they go on vacation, others want something that will get them moving.  If you want to know where you should go for your next ultimate fitness vacation, these top 5 locations are sure to have something that will get you excited.

# 5 Mii Amo

If you are looking for a spiritual retreat that combines your love of yoga with the decadence of wine and chocolate, this is the vacation site for you.  Located in Sedona, AZ, this 3 day retreat provides a combination of 90 minute yoga sessions and wine and chocolate tastings to help visitors focus on the senses, while also stimulating the body.

#4 – Tiger Muay Thai

If you are looking for something out of the ordinary for your fitness vacation, take a trip to Phuket, Thailand to experience Muay Thai training with a traditional master for 7 days.  You can choose from beginner, intermediate, or advanced packages, and they even have a training package available for kids as well. There are several different packages available that allow you to learn other popular training methods as well – just be ready for a truly intense vacation!

# 3 – Saddlebrooke Resort

Saddlebrooke Resort in Tampa, FL is the perfect spot for those who want a quiet vacation, yet still want to work on their golf or tennis games.  The packages available range from nice and easy to moderate intensities, with daily clinics designed to help you take your sport to the next level – all while including lunch or breakfast each day.

# 2 – Four Seasons Westlake Village

If you only have a limited amount of vacation time, but you want to get started making changes that will last a lifetime, Four Seasons in Westlake Village, CA provides you with the experts and training you need.  This is a one day camp that focuses on fitness and relaxation so you can find the best you of your life.

# 1 – Norwegian Cruise Line

If you are torn between a beautiful cruise and a location designed for fitness fanatics, Athletics on the High Seas from Norwegian Cruise Lines is a must.  Whether you want to focus on tennis, running, basketball, or other moderate intensity sports, you will find something on this trip that will get you and your family moving, all while enjoying the ocean.

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Create the Illusion of More Space In A Small Bedroom

I’ve recently moved in to a new flat, and I’ve been looking to get some tips on the best ways to make the most of the rather limited space in my new bedroom. I asked my friends over at interiordesignglasgow.co.uk for some tips, and they’ve kindly given me some great tips!

So your bedroom isn’t as spacious as you would have liked, but don’t let this stop you from transforming it into a stylish sanctuary! If you don’t have a lot of space in your room, all you have to do is fake it. The key to making your small area appear more spacious than it really is, is to take advantage of visual cheats. How, you might ask? The answer is simple – you need to trick the eye. To make your bedroom seem larger than it actually is, try these easy yet effective interior design tricks:

Use mirrors to reflect light. You can do this by hanging a large, decorative mirror on your wall, or by displaying a standing dressing mirror in a corner of your room. Not only will your space look larger, but the mirror will also come in handy when you’re getting dressed.

Choose bright paint colours. For small spaces, the lighter the colour, the better. While dark colours make spaces seem confined and small, bright colours, such as a simple white, seem to expand the area. If white is too stark or boring for you, choose light Gray or even a pastel colour for a softer touch. To get the same effect with a creative twist, you can do white walls with a light-coloured wall trim or bedroom door.

Feature vertical lines. Playing with planes using vertical or horizontal aspects is an essential element of interior design. When the eye sees vertical lines in a room, it gives a sense of height to the area’s dimension. This makes the eye believe that there is more space than there really is. Easily add vertical elements to your small bedroom using furniture to its maximum advantage. Tall headboards, canopy-post bed frames, or narrow bookshelves and dressers are must-have furniture objects that can effortlessly add space to your room.

Go sheer. Windows and doors can give a confined, enclosed look to a room, which isn’t a good thing if you’re low on space as it is. Instead of hanging dark-coloured or print curtains, choose sheer drapes to soften the effect of confinement in your room. For a fun, airy accent, replace your closet doors with flowing, sheer drapes and enjoy the feeling of spaciousness!

Now that you know how to trick the eye into creating more space, get to work in that small bedroom of yours! Incorporate these simple interior design elements and you’ll soon have the spacious room sanctuary you’ve always dreamed of – or at least you’ll feel that way!

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