Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer.
Most people do not have obvious signs in the early stages of lung cancer but symptoms that may eventually develop can include:
- a persistent cough
- coughing up blood
- persistent breathlessness or chest infection
- unexplained tiredness and weight loss
- an ache or pain when breathing or coughing
If you have these symptoms, you should see your GP in the first instance. Patients with suspected lung cancer are referred on an urgent 2 week wait referral to the UHNM for assessment and help in managing their conditions.
Early detection of lung cancer.
Early detection of lung cancer is vital, therefore a new lung screening programme has been rolled out to all eligible people registered with a Staffordshire GP. If you are aged 55-74 and a current or ex-smoker you are invited to a lung health check. For more information please visit UHNM Lung Health Checks