Despite lung cancer being the third most common cancer in England, suspected lung cancer referrals remain lower than normal. As of December 2020, lung cancer referrals had reached 73% of pre-COVID levels, while referrals for all cancers were just over 100%.
You may have already seen or heard The Help Us Help You Lung Cancer Symptoms campaign on TV, radio, and video on demand (catch-up TV).
If you’ve had a cough for three weeks or more, and it isn’t COVID-19, it could still be a warning sign
- A cough for three weeks or more could be a sign of cancer. Just contact your GP practice
- It’s probably nothing serious, but finding cancer early makes it more treatable
A cough that lasts for three weeks or more could be a sign of lung cancer and encourages anyone who has this symptom to contact their GP practice.
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