Still HereLung cancer was given the time to deny so many the chance of a lifeline. And now we’re in a worrying state, for this disease is not one to wait. LUNG CANCER IS STILL HERE and we need to give it the attention it deserves. Watch the launch video
Lung cancer has been driven under the shadow of covid-19. People are going undetected, denying them the chance of an earlier, and potentially lifesaving, diagnosis. Their lives will be cut short because of the pandemic.
Because lung cancer doesn’t care about coronavirus. Lung cancer was not cancelled or postponed.
Instead, it thrived on the anonymity Covid gave.
But no more! Lung cancer is STILL HERE. It’s time to shine the spotlight back on it.
Lives depend on it
Inside we all stayed, so long we’re afraid.
Any niggles or aches, we chose to downgrade.
But as everything transfixed on COVID-19,
this lurked in the shadows, remaining unseen.
LUNG CANCER IS STILL HERE: DIPTI’S STORY
“Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Knowing what I know now about lung cancer, as soon as that weight loss happened, we shouldn’t have just listened to my Dad saying it’s just diet. He’s never lost weight, what were we thinking?”Find out more
LUNG CANCER IS STILL HERE: ANNE’S STORY
“Looking back, I wish I had been more insistent about my cough, insistent that it wasn’t asthma. I should have kept going back to the GP instead of just accepting the cough in the end. After all, clearly something wasn’t right.”Find out more
A cough, the symptom most commonly regarded,
is now even more quickly dismissed and discarded.
Giving the disease, the time it desires
and the ability to cure succumbs and retires.
But under a shadow it can no longer stay.
Already too many lives it has taken away.
Lung cancer must get the attention it deserves.
Then there’s a chance to save and preserve.
I AM STILL HERE: ANDREW’S STORY
“For me, that quick diagnosis was massive because I could have easily not been diagnosed when I was, and the tumour would have continued to grow. The outcome would have then been very different.”Find out more
I AM STILL HERE: DEBRA MONTAGUE
“Logically, if you’re diagnosed at stage 4, you would think it’s too late, that your life is over and not that long ago, that probably would have been the case. But it’s not true anymore. Treatments have moved on significantly. I am proof of that and why I’m still here four years after I was diagnosed with incurable lung cancer.”Find out more
We need to detect it as soon as can be
Before it has the chance to spread and run free.
It’s too late for us. But what about me?