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  • Don't let lung cancer make itself at home

    Created: 26/07/2022

    If you’re worried about a possible sign or symptom of lung cancer, your GP practice is there for you.

    Common early symptoms can include unusual breathlessness or a new or different persistent cough that lasts over three weeks. It’s important to get checked without delay, especially if you’re aged over 40, as there are more treatment options available if lung cancer is found earlier.

    The Scottish Government’s Detect Cancer Early campaign aims to raise awareness of the symptoms people should look out for and highlights the risks of letting lung cancer ‘settle in’, in a bid to encourage people to act. Lung cancer is the most common cancer in Scotland, with around 5,300 people diagnosed each year, however more treatments with the potential to cure lung cancer are available if it’s found at an earlier stage.

    To find out more about possible signs and symptoms of lung cancer, and what to expect when you contact your GP practice, visit: getcheckedearly.org




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