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MPs make an exhibition of themselves

A parliamentary photographic exhibition to raise awareness of lung cancer

A group of MPs have appeared in a unique parliamentary photographic exhibition to raise awareness of lung cancer, the most common cancer worldwide.

The exhibition is a joint project between the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and pharmaceutical company Boehringher Ingelheim. The exhibition shows images of parliamentarians holding lung x-ray images, which are accompanied by statements explaining the reason for their involvement in the project.

The photographs were on display in a pop-up exhibition in the Jubilee Room, in the House of Commons on Wednesday 7th March.

This exhibition will help to raise awareness among parliamentarians of three key issues: supporting the introduction of a national lung cancer awareness publicity campaign; tackling regional variations in treatment and care; and backing plans to introduce plain packaging on cigarettes in order to prevent the next generation of lung cancer victims.

Paula Chadwick, Chief Executive of Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Scottish Parliament

On 16 April 2013, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation hosted an exhibition in the Scottish Parliament sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.

This featured portraits and quotes from MSPs about lung cancer. The event aimed to raise awareness about the importance of prevention, early detection, awareness and research into lung cancer amongst MSP’s, their support staff and visitors to Holyrood.

During our 4 days in the Parliament we spoke to more than 70 MSPs, researchers and parliamentary staff about why we need more early awareness of lung cancer.

Welsh Assembly

Portraits of Welsh Assembly Members are appearing in a one off unique parliamentary photographic exhibition to raise awareness of lung cancer, the most common cancer worldwide.

In Wales alone, over 2000 people were diagnosed with the disease in the year 2010.(ii)

The exhibition is a joint project between the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation charity and the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd.

It shows photographs of AMs holding lung x-ray images, which are accompanied by statements explaining the reason for their involvement in the project. The photographs are on display in a week-long, pop-up exhibition at the National Assembly for Walesfrom February 5th-8th 2013 which members of the public are welcome to attend.

Symptoms of lung cancer

There are many signs and symptoms of lung cancer. There may be several reasons for why one might be experiencing these symptoms, and it may be nothing serious.

However, if you have any of the following symptoms for more than three weeks, make an appointment with your GP to get it checked out.