Respiratory symptoms awareness campaign

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Public Health England ran a national Be Clear on Cancer campaign to raise awareness of the respiratory symptoms of a persistent cough and inappropriate breathlessness from 14 July to 16 October 2016. It encouraged those with relevant symptoms to present to their GP, with the aim of diagnosing more cases of cancer, lung disease and heart disease earlier.

The decision to run a campaign on respiratory symptoms was based on encouraging evidence from the evaluation of the previous campaigns for lung cancer and the pilot for inappropriate breathlessness (as a symptom of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart disease and a range of other conditions).

Read the campaign overview briefing sheet

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NHS Wales ran a lung cancer awareness campaign in Wales, focusing on a persistent three week cough as a symptom of lung cancer. The campaign ran from 11 July to 11 August 2016. See more information on the lung cancer campaign in Wales.

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