Lung Cancer




Lung Cancer Awareness

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the UK (see Cancer Research UK). There are some 33,000 new cases every year. It kills more men and women than any other form of cancer.

Lung cancer affects people of all ages but is most common in those who are over 50.

Although it is more common in smokers, around one in eight people with lung cancer has never smoked. The risk of lung cancer gets worse as you get older, but finding it early improves the chances of successful treatment.

So if you have had a cough for three weeks or more, it’s worth visiting your doctor to be on the safe side.

Doctor and patient

Find out more on the NHS Website