This November, we have been challenging the stigma of lung cancer. According to recent data, 1 in 4 people in the UK have less sympathy for people with lung cancer than those with other forms of cancer. We believe this stigma is just a prejudice that obscures the real issues surrounding research funding and support. It's a way of not having to deal with one simple truth -
Nobody deserves to get lung cancer.
All month, we have been sharing stories of people affected by lung cancer - people that are living with lung cancer, people who have lost someone to it and people who have beaten it. They are mums and dads, sons and daughters, grandmas and grandads, colleagues and friends. They should not be made to feel ashamed. They should not feel like they need to justify their illness or their life choices. They are so much more than their diagnosis. They are people. They matter.
They can hold their #HeadHigh.
We're at UK Parliament, addressing MPs and putting lung cancer on the agenda. You've held your #HeadHigh, now it's time for MPs to do the same.Find out more
On 12th October, 13 people came together. They all share the same aim - to challenge the stigma of lung cancer, increase awareness and improve survival rates.Find out more
All month, we've been sharing stories of people living with lung cancer, people who have lost someone to lung cancer and people who have beaten it.
Thank you for everyone who has supported our #HeadHigh campaign for Lung Cancer Awareness Month. But it doesn't end here. This is just the beginning. We will continue to challenge the stigma, raise awareness and support all those affected by lung cancer. Because we should expect better. And you can help...
It is so important for people to see who lung cancer really affects. If you would like to share your story and help us raise the profile of lung cancer, we would be honoured to hear it.Find out more
We are striving for a world where no one dies of lung cancer. But we can't do it alone. Your support means we can support patients, raise awareness and fund vital researchFind out more