It is not only those who smoke who are at risk and it is important that everyone can learn some of the best ways to check their bodies for early signs and symptoms.
It’s flabbergasting how much difference an early diagnosis can make’.
The top three signs to look out for are a persistent cough/change in cough pattern, coughing up blood, or chest pain.
Paul wants to encourage people to present such symptoms and let their GPs guide them.
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Macmillan improves the lives of people affected by cancer locally. They work closely with other health and social care professionals to improve standards and raise awareness.
We provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. For Paul, this means helping create a more effective dialogue between GPs and consultants in the region.
Macmillan GPs are practising GPs who the lead way in pushing for better cancer care in their area with weekly sessions, supported by Macmillan.
Paul said; ‘Some of the work I do involves educational events, study days, practice visits and GP & consultant ‘speed dating’ sessions.
Here they can exchange helpful tips and focus on putting the patient at the heart of everything we do.
In our most recent session we were encouraging practitioners to spend a day in each other’s shoes. Paul is also supporting lung cancer awareness month this November.