A symptom is physical evidence of a disease or illness that you experience. An example is nausea. There are many different symptoms that you could experience.

Pain, breathlessness, fatigue (tiredness) and anorexia (poor appetite) are experienced by many people. These may not be the same from person to person. They may be mild in some cases or more severe in others.

Talk to your health professional about any symptoms that you are experiencing. They also need to know if any of your symptoms get worse or if they improve. This may affect your medications or other therapies.

A symptom diary can be used to record any symptoms you have had. This could include when they occurred and what was done.

Your carer can help you to record and report your symptoms to health professionals. Let your carer know what you are feeling. They can work with health professionals to help you.

Find out more about Pain in this section.

Last updated 15 May 2018