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Lung Cancer Campaign

October 2016 is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Key lung cancer facts

  • Around 33,800 people are diagnosed with lung cancer in England every year, around 32,800 of  whom are 50 and over
  • In England, around 28,100 people die from lung cancer every year
  • Between 10-15% of lung cancer patients in England are diagnosed at the earliest stage - around 70% are diagnosed at a late stage

Symptoms to be aware of

You need to see your GP straight away if you experience any of the following

  • A cough that doesn't go away for 3 weeks
  • Coughing blood
  • Unexplained persistent breathlessness
  • Repeated chest infections


There are a number of causes and risk factors for lung cancer



During the Be Clear on Lung Cancer Campaign there will be displays and information from 31st March until 04 April 2014 at the following locations:-

Main Outpatients, Manchester Royal Infirmary

Entrance 2, Adjacent to the Multi Faith Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary

For further information, advice or support, please contact the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre on 0161 276 6868 or email: cancer.information@cmft.nhs.uk

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