"I am glad that taking part in a trial might help others on their own cancer journey.”
A study looking at decisions people make about when to see their doctor with symptoms that could be caused by lung cancer
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Please note - this trial is no longer recruiting patients. We hope to add results when they are available.
This study is looking at what influences the decisions people make about when to seek help with symptoms that could be due to lung cancer.
We know from research that people with lung cancer have often had symptoms for a long time before going to see their doctor. In this study, researchers want to learn more about why this is and how people decide when to seek help.
As well as talking to people who have been diagnosed with lung cancer, they are also talking to people who are at an increased of getting lung cancer due to smoking.
Who can enter
You cannot volunteer to join this study. You may be asked to take part if you are in 1 of the following groups
- You have been diagnosed with lung cancer
- You are at an increased risk of lung because you are, or have recently been a smoker
If you agree to take part in the study, you have an interview with a researcher.
If you are at increased risk of getting lung cancer, they will ask what you know about the symptoms and what might make you go to the doctor if you were worried about any of these symptoms.
If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer, they will ask about the symptoms you have now and any symptoms you’ve had in the past. They will also ask what influenced your decision to go and see your doctor.
The study team will ask your permission to make an audio recording of the interview. But it will not be possible to identify you in any results of the study.
The interview will take between half an hour and an hour. It will take place at a time and place that is convenient for you.
There are no side effects associated with taking part in this study.
How to join a clinical trial
Dr Caroline Sanders
NIHR School for Primary Care Research
National Institute for Health Research Cancer Research Network (NCRN)
University of Manchester