The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is supporting lung cancer awareness month across the UK from November 1st.
The campaign aims to encourage people displaying the symptoms of lung cancer to visit their GP.
Lung cancer is the most common cancer in the world and is UK’s biggest cancer killer. It is the most common cause of death from cancer for both men and women, claiming almost 35,000 lives a year. Early detection of lung cancer makes it more treatable, so encouraging people to recognise symptoms such as a persistent cough and see their doctor sooner could save lives.
I think you are all probably aware that the Quit Support forum is supported by the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. We are the only UK charity whose sole objective is to beat lung cancer. We do that by raising money to pay for research into lung cancer and by trying to find ways for people to be diagnosed early on in the disease process so they have the best possible chance of recovery.
•Just over 41,000 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer every year in the UK and 35,000 will die – that’s one person every 15 minutes.
•It's a massive problem and yet only 7% of the money spent on cancer research is for lung cancer. There is only £425 spent on research for every person who dies compared to £3,509 for breast cancer, which is one of the reasons breast cancer has much higher survival rates.2
•Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is a tiny, minnow of a charity trying to tackle the UK’s biggest cancer killer. This is without doubt a David and Goliath battle, but it’s a battle we have taken on for the past 23 years when no one else was interested, because lung cancer patients need a voice and need some hope.
You can save lives by making a donation to lung cancer research.
•If every forum member gave £1 we would have almost £800
•If every forum member gave us the price of a packet of cigarettes we would have almost £6,000
Please, please help Eileen and I reach our £1000 target, we would love to smash that if we can, every little helps to make a difference.
You can help by sharing the following link to our JustGiving page;