November is International Lung Cancer Awareness Month
There are approximately 2,500 cases of lung cancer diagnosed in Ireland each year. Lung cancer is the fifth most common cancer diagnosed in men and women. It is important that we are all aware of the symptoms of lung cancer.
The symptoms of lung cancer can include the following:
- Coughing up blood
- A cough that doesn’t go away or a change in a long term cough
- Repeated chest infections that continue after antibiotics
- Pain in your chest especially when you cough or breathe in
- Unexplained weight loss or loss of appetite
- Difficulty breathing
- A hoarse voice or difficulty swallowing
These symptoms can caused by conditions other than cancer. It is important to have any symptoms or a change in a symptom reviewed by your GP. Detecting cancer early can make a difference.
If you have any questions or concerns and would like to speak with a cancer nurse please contact our Support Line on 1800 200 700, Monday – Friday, 9am -5pm.