It's that time of year again when everyone is
getting coughs and colds, but a persistent cough that lasts for
more than 3 weeks can be a sign of something more serious.
Lung Cancer is the third most common type of
cancer in the UK with more than 130 people being diagnosed with
lung cancer every day, that's more than 40,000 people every
Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer and
smoking from an early age can put people at a much higher risk.
People who have never smoked can still get lung cancer, but the
risk is much lower. Symptoms include:
If you, or anyone you know, are experiencing
symptoms please speak to your GP as soon as possible. The earlier
cancer is detected the easier it is to treat!
Please follow the links below for more
If you are a smoker and wish to stop,
please speak to your GP or self-refer here:
Smoke Free County Durham - We're here to help you stop smoking. For
'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been
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