The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
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Would you tell your story of being diagnosed with lung cancer to help improve future healthcare?

My name is John MacArtney and I am part of a team conducting research at the University of Oxford into peoples’ experiences of being diagnosed with lung cancer.

Why is this research important?

Research shows that people in England are often diagnosed with lung cancer later than in some other European countries and that this might be affecting survival rates.

However, we don’t really understand how factors that affect the speed of diagnosis vary between countries. Therefore we are working with colleagues in Sweden and Denmark to explore similarities and differences of cancer diagnosis between the countries.

Can you help?

Everybody’s story is different. Therefore if you live in England and have been diagnosed with lung cancer in the last six months, we would really like to hear from you.

What does participating involve?

Interviews can take place at a time and place that is convenient to you and simply involves us listening to your story about what happened to you.

Contact me

If you think you might be able to help me, or would like to know more, please email me at or click here:

3 Replies

Yes I would be more than happy to help but was diagnosed in May 2014. Perhaps this is not in your brief? I was stage one so a bit unusual.


Shame they limit it to those diagnosed only in England and in the past 6 months.

Wrong or missed diagnoses have been going on for years as we could all possibly testify


Do you only want to hear about people's experiences in England?


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