• 7Nov

    November is awareness month for lung cancer & pancreatic cancer

    This month sees campaigns to raise awareness of lung cancer and pancreatic cancer.

    Lung cancer is the UK’s biggest cancer killer. It is the most common cause of death from cancer for both men and women, claiming almost 35,000 lives a year. Early detection of lung cancer makes it more treatable, so encouraging people to recognise symptoms such as a persistent cough and see their doctor sooner could save lives.

    Lung Cancer Awareness 2014 aims to encourage people   displaying the symptoms of lung cancer to visit their GP, and there are a range of resources available to promote awareness of the symptoms of lung cancer including factsheets, leaflets, posters and stickers. Visit the Roy Castle Lung Foundation for more information.

    Pancreatic Awareness month provides an opportunity for people to celebrate with loved ones who have survived pancreatic cancer, as well as remember those who have been lost to the disease, whilst raising awareness and funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK.

    The campaign is also a timely platform to raise awareness of this disease – which currently has the lowest survival rate of all of the 21 most common cancers in the UK – by opening debate, highlighting statistics and ensuring that key issues are firmly on the political agenda. Visit Pancreatic Cancer UK for more information.