Be clear on cancer

Luton Borough Council is supporting Public Health England's campaign to ensure people are aware of the early signs of cancer.

Tuesday, 9th August 2016, 3:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:58 pm

Having a cough for more than three weeks or getting out of breath doing everyday activities which you used to be able to do could be an early sign or symptom of lung disease, heart disease or cancer.

The symptoms may not be serious but people experience them are encouraged to see their GP as finding these conditions early makes them more treatable.

Residents can visit the Be Clear On Cancer team in The Mall on Wednesday, August 31, and Thursday, September 1.

The team will answer questions and talk to people about any concerns they may have about themselves or someone they know.

Councillor Aslam Khan said: “Whilst many people might think that having a cough or getting breathless aren’t issues to visit their GP about, it’s important that people know that they could be signs or symptoms of a more serious condition. In Luton we have a slightly higher rate of people dying from lung cancer after diagnosis, which could be down to people not understanding the signs and not visiting a GP early enough.”