COMMENT - Don’t ignore deadly signs

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WE ARE all well aware of the risk cancer poses and while we all hope it won’t affect us there is a worrying in trend in people ignoring symptoms.

Lung cancer kills more people than any other form of cancer and experts say the reason this is happening is because it is often too late by the time its discovered.

The most sure sign that you may have lung cancer is a cough that you cannot shake off and while in the vast majority of cases it will not be cancer, in a small few it could be.

Many people will not want to go to their GP with a cough but they would far rather you went and got checked out just to be safe than not to go and leave it too late.

As with all cancers, the earlier it is detected the greater chance of survival. Modern medicine means that more and more people are surviving cancers, but as ever they rely on people being wise as to the symptoms as to the likelihood of it being treatable.

So make sure that if you have a persistent cough you get it checked out as soon as possible.