Northamptonshire County Council (Public Health) are running a ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ Campaign from July to October this year.
You may have seen the television advertising;
this news article below just enforces the message.
“PERSISTENT COUGH OR BREATHLESSNESS?
– SEE YOUR DOCTOR!
In July, Public Health England launched a new Be Clear on Cancer campaign.
The campaign highlights that a cough for three weeks or more could be a sign of lung disease, including cancer, and that if you get out of breath doing everyday things that you used to be able to do, like mowing the lawn, it could be sign of lung or heart disease, or even cancer.
While it may well be nothing serious, the campaign makes it clear that if you have either of these symptoms (or you know someone who does) you should go to your doctor.
Finding these conditions early can make a huge difference as it makes them more treatable so you’re not wasting anyone’s time by getting checked out.
Who is the campaign aimed at?
The campaign is aimed at men and women aged 50 and over, as well as their family and friends. People over 50 are most at risk of having undiagnosed respiratory illness and make up 97% of lung cancer diagnoses.
Visit: The Be Clear on Cancer website and PHE Campaign Resource Centre for more information.
Or visit www.nhs.uk/outofbreath.