November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

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Early detection saves lives 

The earlier lung cancer is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat so this November we’re helping people spot the subtle differences in their health and encouraging them to take action.

People are advised to have a check-up with their doctor if they suffer from any of the following symptoms:

  • A cough for three weeks or more that isn’t Covid-19
  • Persistent chest infections
  • Coughing blood
  • Unexplained persistent breathlessness, weight loss or fatigue
  • Persistent chest or shoulder pain
  • Worsening of a long-standing cough

Early detection of lung cancer makes it more treatable, so encouraging people to recognise these symptoms and to see their doctor sooner could save lives.

Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health. If you missed the opportunity to take part in Stoptober, the UK’s annual quit smoking campaign, then don’t worry, you can still sign up and receive support. Visit our Stop smoking pages to find local stop smoking services near you.

For more information about Lung Cancer Awareness Month visit the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation website.

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