The practice is involved in a lung cancer pilot project
Lung cancer is frequently diagnosed at a later stage than other cancers because often there are no signs or symptoms at an early stage. The SWAG Targeted Lung Health Check Programme is a new pilot scheme designed to identify signs of cancer at an early stage when it is much more treatable – ultimately saving move lives.
The programme is being offered to people between the ages of 55 and 74 who are current or former smokers and at greater risk of lung cancer. Those eligible will be sent a letter to invite them for a Lung Health Check.
The Lung Heath Check finds out how well a participant’s lungs are working and hopes to identify problems early. Most of the time no issue is found, but if cancer or an issue with a participant’s breathing or lungs is found early, treatment could be simpler and more successful.
For more information visit http://www.swaglunghealthcheck.nhs.uk