Lung cancer is a growing issue across both Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland. We know from talking to local residents that people want more information on the early signs and symptoms of lung cancer. We’ve listened to what local residents want information on, and the first Reduce Your Risk campaign will be around lung cancer awareness.
Lung cancer is the biggest cause of early death of adults in Middlesbrough. One of the main reasons for this is that people aren't catching the condition early, which limits their treatment options.
Know the signs and symptoms, and what to look for, and tell your doctor straight away if you notice anything different.
Smoking is the biggest cause of lung cancer, but there can be other causes too, and you don’t have to be a smoker to be affected, so never ignore any symptoms.
You can also view and download the lung cancer symptoms poster set.