My Brother is a heavy smoker has been for over 30 plus years, he was on the cheap end smokes here in England as the cost of them now is through the roof, has been on them around 15 plus yrs, East European ones. He always had a smokers cough around 4 weeks to 6 weeks ago he thought he had flu, oddly enough nobody else had this? I talk on the phone with him as we live many miles apart , his chest and cough is horrendous! Its the cough mostly he has been passed on for X Ray to the local Hospital last Wednesday the cough is extreme, he has had weight loss and is very tired nothing much else, obviously thinking the worst. The X Ray will take 2 weeks to come back I thought this was excessive he lives in Manchester.. down in Devon it takes a couple of days. He also had blood test , which I hope returns quicker can anyone fill the gaps in here on diagnosis of lung cancer signs, symptons, and generally how long they waited for things to progress to diagnosis..I am anxious he is a carry of my genetic condition AATD I am full blown, he is 60. Thanks in advance!