Advice to Rotherham residents about lung cancer

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Macmillan’s lung cancer team in Rotherham is urging residents to know the signs and symptoms of the disease as part of an awareness drive.

More than 35,000 people in the UK die from lung cancer every year, but the charity says it doesn’t have to be a death sentence.

Josie Roberts, Macmillan lung nurse based at Rotherham Hospital, said: “The important thing to remember is that if lung cancer is caught early enough it is treatable.”

Common symptoms, displayed for three weeks or more, include a continuing cough, change in a long-standing cough, becoming breathless and wheezy, coughing up bloodstained phlegm, chest or shoulder pain, weight loss or a chest infection that doesn’t get better.