- A UK Lung Cancer Coalition report suggests that lung cancer is one of the worst affected cancer pathways due to a combination of factors, including overlapping symptoms with COVID-19 and specific pressures on respiratory health-care services caused by the pandemic. (Source)
- According to an article published in the British Journal of Cancer, the pandemic is having profound effects on both diagnosis and treatment strategies
- Don’t Delay campaign urges public to test homes for radon, the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and to see their GP if they develop lung cancer symptoms
- Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer after smoking and is responsible for over 1100 deaths in the UK every year. (Source)
During UK Radon Awareness Week (1st – 7th Nov), experts from the UK Radon Association are highlighting the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on lung cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment times and urging members of the public not to delay taking steps to protect their lungs.