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Jackie Spotted the Difference

Well, actually her friend did! After going on holiday together, Jackie’s friend made her promise she would go to the doctor about her persistent cough. Thank goodness she did because, seven years on and minus a lung later, Jackie remains cancer free.

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Paul Spotted the Difference

Having worked in the construction industry since he was 15, Paul was surrounded by diesel fumes, asbestos and many other dangerous chemicals. After his own early diagnosis, he now has an important message to fellow construction workers…

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I think most people would know breathlessness would be symptom, and a cough but I didn’t know that having a bad back can be a sign of lung cancer. I’d got no idea of that.

Michelle, diagnosed with lung cancer in 2018

Spot the Symptoms

Many people expect symptoms of lung cancer to be obvious and severe. However, early symptoms are often very subtle and easy to ignore. As soon as you spot a difference in your health, you need to take action. It could save your life. We need to help them knows symptoms are in fact symptoms. We need to help them feel able to go to their GP and give them the information they need to be referred as quickly as possible. We need to support them through diagnosis and treatment. But this is no easy feat. We need your support so we can spread these vital messages to as many people as possible.

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Spot the Symptoms

Nicky on the helpline was my rock and her advice was nothing short of brilliant. No internet search would have come up with her answers but, more importantly, no internet search would have provided me with the amount of encouragement, calm and level-headedness that Nicky did.

Larissa, Ask the Nurse service user

You must tell your GP everything

Working for the NHS, Tracy always tells her patients to give her the full story of their illness so when she had a second chest infection in a couple of months, Tracy made sure she told her GP about both. Recognising this was unusual for her, the GP sent her for an x-ray immediately…

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We cannot let this happen again

Last year, Richard had to wait six months for a face-to-face appointment about his persistent cough. He is now living with stage 4 lung cancer. He is not angry though. He just wants to stop others going through what he and his family have gone through.

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Join the ADVENTure that was 2021

See how we have supported people living with lung cancer. Hear about the fantastic fundraising some of our supporters have undertaken this year. Get updates from some of our researchers on their lung cancer projects and meet some of our staff as they share their highlights from the year.

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