Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2017
Over 46,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer every year, with nearly 36,000 dying from it. It is the UK's biggest cancer killer in both men and women. Yet despite this, it does not get the same level of coverage as other cancers. We believe this is due, in large part, to its association with smoking, the assumption that people ‘brought it on themselves’.
As the only UK charity solely dedicated to defeating lung cancer, it is our responsibility to challenge this stigma. Then, maybe it will start to get the attention and funding it so desperately needs. And that more people can say, aloud and unashamedly, that they or their loved ones has lung cancer. They should not feel ashamed to have lung cancer. They should feel they can take on lung cancer without fear of judgement or blame. They should be able to hold their #HeadHigh.
"Not every 60, 70, 80 year old is diagnosed with lung cancer. You can be young and get it as well but they don’t get the chance to get their voice out there. That's why I'm here"Find out more
Carol has non-small cell lung cancer. After having both chemotherapy and radiotherapy, she is now on a two-year trial with the immunotherapy drug nivolumab.Find out more
Early detection is the key to surviving lung cancer. The sooner it is caught, the more likely you can have curative treatment so make sure you know the signs and symptoms of lung cancer.
Lung cancer nurse Karen Macrae shares her experiences of helping and supporting people with lung cancerFind out more
Our lung cancer nurses are on hand to talk about any questions or worries you may have. Call free on 0800 358 7200Find out more
Share your story and help us raise awareness for lung cancer.
If you would like to share your story, please contact Rachel on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0333 323 7200 ext. 9191. Or share your story on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #HeadHigh.