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Lung Cancer Awareness Month Coming in November

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Lung cancer is the most common cause of death from cancer for both men and women and early detection of lung cancer makes it more treatable.

Lung Cancer Awareness month takes place every November in the UK.

The aim of the campaign is to encourage individuals displaying the common symptoms of lung cancer, such as a persistent cough, breathlessness or unexplained weight-loss, to visit their GP. Encouraging people to recognise these symptoms and see their doctor sooner could save lives.

Workers need to be aware that certain work activities, such as exposure to asbestos, mild steel welding fume and heavy and prolonged exposure to silica, can cause lung cancer and other serious respiratory diseases.

Asbestos-related lung cancer kills approximately 2,500 people each year.

Under health and safety law employers are responsible for managing health and safety risks in their businesses, employees and the self-employed have important responsibilities too.

If you, or someone you know, work in a trade or industry where the health of your lungs may be affected, spread the word, share this information, and look after your lungs.

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Published on Tuesday 27th September 2022

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