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Persistent cough could be cancer warning

8th May 2012

A government health campaign is attempting to warn the public that having a cough that last for longer than three weeks could be a sign of lung cancer.

The campaign - which is being featured on television, radio, online and in print - urges people to visit their GP if a cough doesn't go away. Around 33,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer every year and most cases are in people over the age of 55. Cancer tsar Professor Sir Mike Richards said: "It is vital that cancer patients get treated quickly so they have the best chance of surviving." 

 

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