Lung cancer

Being told you have lung cancer can be confusing and scary. We’re here to answer your questions and support you. If you have more questions, or just want to chat, call our friendly Helpline on 0300 222 5800. You can also email our helpline.

Lung cancer

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What is lung cancer and how is it caused?

On this page, we have information on what lung cancer is, the types of lung cancer, and how lung cancer is caused.
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What are the symptoms of lung cancer?

On this page, we have listed the symptoms of lung cancer. Having these symptoms doesn’t always mean you have lung cancer – they’re common in many other conditions.
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How is lung cancer diagnosed?

In this section, we explain the process for diagnosing lung cancer and the different tests you can expect.
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Treatment for lung cancer?

Explore the different lung cancer treatments in the UK, including their target treatment times.
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Support for lung cancer

Being diagnosed with lung cancer can be frightening, and it’s normal to feel overwhelmed. When you’re ready, it’s important that you feel able to talk about your feelings.
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