Do you have a persistent cough? Get it checked now

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That is the message from an ongoing NHS campaign.

The NHS Be Clear on Cancer Campaign aims to make more people more aware of the signs and symptoms of lung cancer, which can be successfully treated if caught early enough. In the UK nearly 24,000 people a year are diagnosed with late stage lung cancer.

Only 15% of cases are diagnosed early enough for treatment to be successful.Surgery is the treatment of choice for lung cancer in the early stages (stages one and two), stage one cancer patients can achieve up to 70 per cent five year survival.

Once the lymph nodes are involved and the disease progresses, then the chance of curing the cancer is reduced considerably. It is crucial patients seek medical attention at an early stage.

Doctors at Blackpool Victoria Hospital are advising patients to get themselves checked out if they have any of the following symptoms:

  • A persistent cough for three weeks or more
  • Repeated chest infections
  • Coughing up blood
  • Breathlessness
  • Feeling more tired than usual

If awareness of the condition is raised then it is hopeful that the disease can be diagnosed at earlier stages and be treated successfully.

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Gemma is a Senior Associate in our Clinical Negligence team with extensive experience in all areas of medical negligence claims.

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