NHS England and NHS Improvement, together with Public Health England, have launched the ‘Help Us, Help You’ lung cancer campaign.
The campaign highlights that a cough for three weeks or more that isn’t COVID-19 could be a sign of lung cancer and encourages anyone with this symptom to contact their GP practice. While a cough for three weeks or more is probably nothing serious, it could be a sign of something that needs treatment. If it is cancer, finding it early makes it more treatable1 and can save lives.
Famous faces, including Sir Andrew Strauss and Gaby Roslin, along with members of the public who have first-hand experience of how lung cancer can affect you, your friends and your family, are supporting the campaign in a powerful video. The video urges people to contact their GP practice if they’ve had a cough for over three weeks and don’t have COVID-19. It also encourages friends and family to support a loved one if they are concerned for their health.
‘Ruth was unbelievably fit and healthy. Anyone can get lung cancer.’
Ex @englandcricket captain Sir Andrew Strauss lost his wife Ruth to lung cancer. He's now urging people who have a cough for more than three weeks, and test negative for COVID-19 to get checked. #HelpUsHelpYou pic.twitter.com/0n5xCZiz0c
— NHS England and NHS Improvement (@NHSEngland) February 17, 2021
Your NHS is here to see you, safely. Help Us, Help You.
Visit nhs.uk/cancersymptoms for more information.