We are working with Sussex NHS and others to raise awareness of lung cancer amongst communities in Crawley, and making sure everyone knows the range of support that is out there.

This campaign is really important in helping the people of Crawley to know the main symptoms of lung cancer and ensuring people contact their GP immediately after experiencing any of the key symptoms.

The earlier lung cancer is found, the more treatable it can be.

The main symptoms include:

  • Having a persistent cough
  • A cough that gets worse over time
  • Coughing up blood
  • Feeling breathless
  • A loss of appetite
  • Unexplained weight loss

Other symptoms can include:

  • Changes in the appearance of your fingers
  • Wheezing or hoarseness
  • Swelling of your face or neck
  • Persistent chest or shoulder pain.

By taking part in this campaign, we hope to encourage people to overcome barriers and visit their doctor when feeling concerned.

You can get involved by:

  • Spreading the word between your family, friends and colleagues to let them know what symptoms should trigger them to visit their GP
  • Share information via social media or other platforms
  • Visiting your doctors if you feel concerned
  • Set up an event to raise awareness
  • Share your story if you have experienced lung cancer or know someone who has

We hosted an event on Wednesday 8th September. To Find out how it went, click here

If you want to find out more about lung cancer, visit the links below:

Lung cancer – Macmillan Cancer Support

Lung cancer | Cancer Research UK

Lung cancer – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

What is lung cancer? | British Lung Foundation (blf.org.uk)

Here are our animated awareness videos for the campaign: