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Be Clear on Cancer - National Lung Campaign launches 2 July


Lung cancer is England's biggest cancer killer claiming around 28,100 lives every year.  It is estimated 1,300 deaths could be avoided each year if lung cancer survival rates in England matched the best in Europe.

This year’s national ‘reminder’ campaign will run from 2 July until mid-August 2013 to raise awareness of the symptom of a persistent three-week cough. Targeting men and women aged 50 and over, the key message is:  ‘If you have had a cough for 3 weeks or more, tell your doctor’

The campaign is being run by Public Health England, in partnership with NHS England and the Department of Health.

To support healthcare professionals, local authorities and community champions during the roll out of the campaign there are a range of free resources available including briefing sheets, leaflets and posters. Visit the resources page for more information about what is available and how to access them.