Impact Report 2016-17
It's time to open your eyes to lung cancer

It has been a very exciting two years in the world of lung cancer. New treatments have become available and new research embarked upon. We challenged lung cancer stigma and have ended the year with the promise of prioritising the early detection of lung cancer.

We are the only UK lung cancer charity and this is what we do...

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Lung Health Checks

In 2017, we funded our Lung Health MOT check to identify people with lung cancer before symptoms appear. Early detection is everything in lung cancer - it saves lives. It saved Bill’s life...

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Patient Experience Research

The focus on early detection and screening can mean that areas such as patient experience tend to be neglected. But not by us. We believe lung cancer patients deserve to have the best care possible...

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Early detection research

We fund research which looks to understand how and why early lung cancer develops, demonstrate the benefit of lung cancer screening and identify biomarkers including those in blood and sputum. One...

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Expect Better Treatment Options
We are the patient representative for both NICE and SMC. We strongly consider how any new drug could impact on a patient’s quality of life. Without us, that patient voice is not directly represented.
Expect Better for patients
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Lung cancer information

It is vitally important for lung cancer patients to have access to up-to-date information that is both accurate and easy to follow. We provide a wide range of literature. This is readily available...

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Patient relief grants

The devastating effect of lung cancer often means patients are unable to work. However, bills still need to be paid and loved ones provided for. Our patient grants scheme offers a financial lifeline...

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Support groups

Around 30% of people with lung cancer live alone. Our support groups means no one has to go through lung cancer alone. They provide much need company, help and advice for everyone affected by lung...

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Expect better attitudes
Our 2017 #HeadHigh challenged the stigma of lung cancer, raises awareness and dispels myths by sharing stories of the people lung cancer really affects.

Thank you

What we do is only possible because of our incredible supporters - our volunteers, our staff, our corporate partners, our advocates and ambassadors, our researchers and nurses and the thousands of fundraisers who never fail to surprise us with their creativity and generosity.

“Thank you” never quite covers it but we do thank you from the bottom of our hearts, because with your help we can all continue to expect better.