It's a scary statistic that a third of us wouldn't see the doctor if we had a persistent cough. We caught up with TV Presenter Gaby Roslin about losing her mum to the disease.
WHAT IS LUNG CANCER?
Lung cancer is when abnormal cells divide in an uncontrolled way to form a tumour in the lung.The main symptoms are a cough, breathlessness and weight loss. The treatment you need depends on what type you have as well as your general health. Treatments include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
WHEN SHOULD YOU VISIT YOUR DOCTOR?
Lung cancer doesn't always cause symptoms in its early stages. Many of the signs and symptoms can also be caused by other medical conditions but finding lung cancer early can mean that it's easier to treat. So if you notice any symptoms or changes get them checked out by your GP as soon as possible.
The most common symptoms of lung cancer are:
For more information regarding lung cancer please contact Cancer Reseach UK here.
**Info taken from From Cancer Research UK
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