Anyone at any age can get lung cancer. If you have had an unexplained cough for more than 3 weeks, shortness of breath, coughing up blood, lasting chest or shoulder pain, unexplained tiredness, or weight loss it is important to get it checked by your GP. When caught early, cancer is much more treatable. Visit the website below for more information and
Targeted Lung Health Check’s are coming in 2024. To be eligible you will need to be aged between 55-74 and have a smoking status as current or past smoker with your GP. If you choose not to disclose your smoking status with your GP, a self-referral system will be set up when the lung health check programme goes live and more information will be given in due course.More INFO
3/4 of people receive a late diagnosis of lung cancer as there are often no signs or symptoms at an early stage. The targeted lung health checks help identify lung cancer early- even before symptoms develop. If diagnosed early 88% of people will survive lung cancer for one year or more.
If you are eligible, the Targeted Lung Health Check Programme will invite you to a phone call or meeting with a health professional who will discuss your breathing, overall lung health, lifestyle and family and medical history. If required, you will then be invited to have a quick and painless low dose CT scan of your lungs.