We’re proudly supporting the Do It For Yourself campaign as part of a coalition which aims to raise awareness of the signs of lung cancer and encourage the people of South Tyneside to contact their GP if they’ve been experiencing a cough or ongoing breathlessness for three weeks or more.
This year, we’ve become a nation of DIYers; spending time looking after our home but 1 in 3 of us delayed looking after ourselves. Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK but lung cancer referrals have dropped this year in some areas.
Not every cough is a COVID Cough; having a cough for three weeks or more or getting out of breath doing things you used to be able to do, could be signs of lung cancer. At Ellison View Surgery we know that the earlier cancer is diagnosed, the more treatment options are available.