If you are living with lung cancer or have been affected by it, directly or indirectly, we’d like you to share your experiences.
-What made you or your friend or family member go and get checked out?
-How were you or your friend or family member diagnosed?
-What kind of treatments did you, or they have and how affective were they?
-How have you coped living with, or caring for someone with, lung cancer?
-Were you or are a smoker or are you a non-smoker?
Lung cancer often develops slowly and it is thought that cells first become abnormal at least five years before the cancer can be detected.
It can develop in anyone, but people who smoke, or used to smoke, are more at risk. Those who have been exposed to passive smoking over a long period of time are also at risk. Non-smokers develop one particular type of lung cancer, called ‘adeno’.
Common symptoms can include: a cough that won't go away, breathlessness, wheezing from that side of the chest, blood in your sputum (phlegm), pain and weight loss.
We've had a great response from the topics we've started so far so we are interested to hear your answers!