Lung Cancer – Help Us Help You
During the COVID-19 pandemic, fewer people have been contacting the NHS with signs and symptoms of lung cancer.
With almost 72.2% of lung cancers diagnosed at a late stage (stage 3 or 4) it’s really important to get any signs or symptoms of cancer checked out quickly.
Whether it’s a new or changed cough that lasts more than a few weeks, breathlessness, chest pain or unexplained tiredness, it’s important for people to speak to the GP or nurse who will be able to explore the symptoms further.
In this video Dr Liz Fuller, Clinical Lead Lung Pathway Board explains more about the signs and symptoms you should be looking out for and what to do if you have any concerns.
Did you know that smoking accounts for 72% of all lung cancers across the UK and evidence shows smokers are at greater risk of severe respiratory disease from COVID-19.
If you’re a smoker the most important step you can take to improve your health and reduce the chances you’ll need the NHS is to #QuitForCovid.
Make today the day for taking that first step on your quit journey, visit https://www.todayistheday.co.uk/.
Be Cancer Aware – Lung Cancer
An easy read poster/flyer encouraging people to speak to their doctor if they have had a cough for 3 weeks or more and it is not Covid-19.
Why wait? Cancer doesn’t
If you’re worried about cancer you can also find more information at the NHS website.
Why wait? Cancer doesn’t. Visit www.nhs.uk/cancer
Find out more about the “Do It For Yourself” lung cancer awareness campaign here.