Lung cancer has the highest death rate of all cancers in Europe.
Why? Many people are not aware of the symptoms and risk factors associated with lung cancer.
Why get checked?
Lung cancer has a death rate of more than 50% , because many people are diagnosed at a late stage, when there is a lower chance of survival.1
People often don’t get checked because they do not know they are at risk. People do not need to smoke or be exposed to second-hand smoke to get lung cancer— anyone with lungs can get lung cancer.
What can you do?
If you experience any of these symptoms or are exposed to any of these risk factors, don’t wait, get checked! An early diagnosis can not only save your life, but also improve your quality of life.
How can you get checked?
Discuss your symptoms with your doctor, who may refer you to a specialist. They may do tests to check for lung cancer.
Who can help you get checked?
If you have any questions or concerns about how to get checked, visit us at Lung Cancer Europe, or contact one of our Member Organisations in your country for additional information and assistance.
“Our goal is to educate everyone on lung cancer symptoms and risks, so more people get checked earlier for lung cancer.”
President of Lung Cancer Europe (LuCE)
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1Also see https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php?title=Cancer_statistics_-_specific_cancers#Lung_cancer