Lung Cancer Awareness

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Health Matters: Lung Cancer Awareness

With Lung Cancer Awareness Month upon us we will be de-mystifying the myths surrounding the disease in our live web TV show.

Show date: Monday November 3rd

Show time: 14:00

The sad truth is that most of us have been affected by cancer directly or indirectly which is why it is so important to keep talking about it. A campaign to raise the awareness of Lung Cancer will see a nationwide tour, organised by the Roy Castle Foundation, aiming to help inform and educate those at risk from the disease.Lung Cancer is the most common cancer in the world. In the UK, around 41,500 new cases are diagnosed each year and it is the most common cause of cancer death in the UK, for both men and women.

While smoking is the biggest risk factor for contracting the disease, non-smokers are also at risk. Whilst it is known that smokers and ex-smokers have an increased risk of getting lung cancer and that most lung cancers are related to smoking, 10% of people with lung cancer have never smoked.

Here to discuss the myths surrounding the disease is Lorraine Dallas from the Roy Castle Foundation and Charles De Wet from Boehringer Ingelheim.



Lorraine Dallas from the Roy Castle Foundation and Charles De Wet the Medical Director for Boehringer Ingelheimjoins us live online on Monday 3rd November at 2pm Click here to submit questions before the show