Lung Cancer Awareness Month

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November 2012 sees the 8th year of Lung Cancer Awareness Month. The aim is to inform and educate people, particularly those at risk of the disease, as to the importance of early detection and diagnosis. The dedicated month also looks to raise awareness among health professionals to be aware of a possible lung cancer diagnosis when considering a patient’s symptoms.


Lung cancer is the most common cancer in the world. Unfortunately, it has a poor survival rate with half of all lung cancer patients passing away within 6 months of diagnosis. Deaths due to lung cancer are more than those due to breast cancer, prostate cancer, bladder cancer and leukaemia combined and in the UK 4 people die every hour due to lung cancer.


Lung Cancer Awareness Month has been launched with the slogan ‘Early detection saves lives’ and this year is focusing on making the public aware of the symptoms of lung cancer and urging those with symptoms to seek medical advice.


If you suffer with any of the following you should see your GP:


  • A cough that does not go away after two to three weeks
  • Worsening of a long standing cough
  • Persistent cough infections
  • Coughing blood
  • Unexplained persistent breathlessness
  • Unexplained persistent tiredness or lack of energy
  • Unexplained persistent weight loss
  • Persistent chest or shoulder pain


Whilst these symptoms could be due to infection or other minor illnesses, as the Awareness Month says, early detection saves lives and it is important to seek medical advice as early as possible.


Unfortunately, not all lung cancers are curable and this is the case with mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos. Whilst early detection of mesothelioma will not save lives, it can give a sufferer more time and allow them to receive treatments which may not be available if the disease has progressed. It is important, when speaking to a doctor about symptoms that you provide them with as much information as possible. Be sure to advise them of any work or activities that may have exposed you to harmful dust or chemicals, such as asbestos, as this may assist in medical investigations and could help with early diagnosis.


If you have been affected by mesothelioma or any other asbestos related condition such as pleural thickening, asbestosis or asbestos related lung cancer then you should not hesitate to contact us for specialist advice and support without obligation. We will happy to assist you in applying for relevant state benefits and will provide you with free legal advice on your potential claim for compensation.

If your claim for compensation is successful, you will keep 100% of the damages awarded. If you lose your case then you will not pay any legal fees. All of our cases are dealt with on a “no win no fee” basis.

Due to our experience in this area, we completely understand the affect asbestos related conditions can have on the sufferer and their families and wish to do all that we can to assist people in their time of need.

Call 0800 058 2737 to speak to a member of our specialist team of Industrial Disease lawyers who will assist you further with all aspects of your enquiry.