November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month in the UK, a month-long campaign dedicated to raising awareness about lung cancer, its risk factors, and the importance of early detection
Lung cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the UK, and it’s also difficult to spot the symptoms early on
Here are some ways to get involved in Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2023 in the UK:
- Educate yourself: Learn more about lung cancer and its impact on people’s lives. The more you know, the better equipped you will be to support those affected by the disease
- Share information: Share information about lung cancer on social media using the hashtag #LungCancerAwarenessMonth. You can also share information about the signs and symptoms of lung cancer and the importance of early detection.
- Attend an event: Check with local organizations or charities that support people with lung cancer to see if they are hosting any events to mark the month
- Fundraise: You can fundraise for Lung Cancer Awareness Month by taking part in a sponsored walk, run, or cycle, or by hosting your own fundraising event to support research into early detection and better treatments.
- Get screened: If you are at risk of lung cancer, consider getting screened. There are now pilot lung cancer screening programs in selected areas of England called Targeted Lung Health Checks
- Reduce your risk: There are several lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk of lung cancer. These include quitting smoking, reducing exposure to secondhand smoke, and avoiding exposure to radon and other environmental toxins
Lung Cancer Awareness Month is an opportunity to raise awareness about a disease that affects thousands of people in the UK. By getting involved, we can help to ensure that those affected by lung cancer receive the support and understanding they need.