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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.  

The Targeted Lung Health Checks programme aims to support earlier diagnose of lung cancer. The health check takes about 20 minutes, and you will be asked some questions about your general health and lung health. It will look out for signs of lung cancer too, which can be treated much more successfully when caught sooner.​ You may then be referred back to your GP or be offered a lung cancer screening scan if eligible (based on risk factors related to your lifestyle, medical and family history). 
 

Enquiries & Information

For enquiries and further information, please contact our Lung Health Engagement Worker, Rin, on 07577 169285 or by emailing her at ravinder.saimbi@ageuksutton.org.uk

 

Call us: 07577 169285

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