Look out for the first signs of lung cancer

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PEOPLE are being urged to recognise the signs and symptoms of lung cancer during an awareness month.

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham is reminding people to stay alert to early signs.

Anne Moylan, lung cancer nurse specialist, said: ‘Detecting cancer early is vitally important so you receive treatment and prevent the cancer from growing and spreading.

‘Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer. At QA, we see around 400 patients diagnosed with lung cancer each year.’

You should see your doctor if you suffer from any of the following:

n A cough that doesn’t go away after three weeks.

n Worsening of a long-standing cough.

n Persistent chest infections.

n Coughing blood.

n Unexplained persistent breathlessness.

n Unexplained persistent tiredness or lack of energy.

n Unexplained persistent weight loss.

n Persistent chest and/or shoulder pain.