Age UK Sutton is delivering a pilot project with the West London Cancer Alliance and The Royal Marsden, to help support and improve access to Targeted Lung Health Checks in Sutton for people aged 55-74 years old with a history of smoking.
Research demonstrates that earlier diagnosis of cancer improves outcomes for patients. The NHS Long-Term Plan aims to increase diagnosis of cancers at Stage One and Two to 75% by 2028 - and save 55,000 lives annually. Currently in West London 54% of cancers are diagnosed at these initial stages, however late-stage presentation of lung cancer is much higher as symptoms often don’t appear until the disease has progressed, when treatment has a limited impact on survival.
Enquiries & Information
For enquiries and further information, please contact our Lung Health Engagement Worker, Rin, on 07577 169285 or by emailing her at email@example.com
Below are a number of useful links to local and national charities and organisations that have further information and support on lung health:
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation - A national charity dedicated to supporting people with lung cancer and funding research into the condition.
British Lung Foundation - A UK wide charity providing help for people affected by a lung condition, funding for research into different lung conditions and running national campaigns on raising awareness of lung conditions and their causes.
About COPD - a link to the British Lung Foundation Website with lots of information on COPD.
Macmillan Cancer Support - The national charity that supports people affected by cancer, including lung cancer.
Cancer Research UK - A charity that funds research into cancer and potential treatments.
ALK Positive UK - A charity established by patients and their families and friends to extend the overall survival and quality of life of ALK-positive lung cancer patients across the UK.
Age UK Sutton – An independent local charity collaborating with the NHS to help support and improve access to Lung Health Checks in Sutton. Offers a range of services plus free, independent information and advice on all issues of concern to older people, their families and their carers.
St Raphael's Hospice (straphaels.org.uk) St Raphael’s Hospice – offers a range of services for Merton and Sutton residents within their own homes and within the hospice.
Wellbeing Centre | St Raphael's Hospice (straphaels.org.uk) Wellbeing Centre – situated within St Raphael’, the centre encourages people with life limiting, chronic or progressive illness to live as independently as possible. The warm, friendly staff offer an 8 week program including a session on breathlessness, anxiety and relaxation.
Maggie's – everyone's home of cancer care (maggies.org) Maggie’s – at the Royal Marsden, is a charity for people with cancer or those living with people who have cancer. They have a range of professionals, a program of events and online support available.