Early Lung Cancer Detection Saves Lives: Do You Know the Symptoms?

Added 04/11/2013

Nurse talking to patient

This November we’re supporting Lung Cancer Awareness Month by helping to raise awareness of the early symptoms of the condition.

Although lung cancer is not the most common form of cancer, it is responsible for the most cancer deaths in the UK each year (almost 35,000), which means that early detection is vital to help save lives.

If you have any of the following symptoms for more than 3 weeks, make an appointment with your GP today.

  • A persistent cough
  • Unexplained breathlessness
  • Coughing blood
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Chest and/or shoulder pain
  • Tiredness/lack of energy
  • Chest infections

In the majority of cases a visit to your GP will turn up nothing serious and put your mind at rest, but if the symptoms do turn out to be lung cancer, early diagnosis and starting treatment quickly could save your life.

Travel insurance for lung cancer sufferers

If you are suffering from or have recently recovered from lung cancer, it is very important to protect yourself against the risk of incurring large medical bills by taking out appropriate travel insurance cover when you travel abroad.

Goodtogoinsurance.com are proud to be able to offer travel insurance cover for all types of cancer, including lung cancer and since 2010 we have insured over 5700 cancer suffers, enabling them to take the holiday they wanted with the peace of mind that they have travel insurance in place.

We don’t need to see a doctor’s note, and in the majority of cases cover can be issued immediately.

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