Lung Cancer

About lung cancer

Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer. Around 44,500 people are diagnosed with the condition every year in the UK. Lung cancer is when abnormal cells divide in an uncontrolled way to form a tumour in the lung. The main symptoms are a cough, breathlessness and weight loss.

There are two main types of primary lung cancer which behave and respond to treatment differently: Non-small cell lung cancer (the most common type of lung cancer) and Small cell lung cancer (most commonly found in smokers and usually treated with chemotherapy).

Signs and symptoms of lung cancer may include:

  • A new cough that doesn’t go away
  • Coughing up blood, even a small amount
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Hoarseness
  • Losing weight without trying
  • Bone pain
  • Headache

Specialist treatment at Nova Healthcare

Nova Healthcare leads the way when it comes to treating lung cancers. In partnership with Leeds Cancer Centre, Nova was the first centre in the UK to treat primary lung cancer with stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (a non-invasive, advanced radiotherapy technique).

Find out more about the comprehensive and pioneering care we provide to treat lung cancer, which includes:

Receiving care at Nova means you will have a dedicated team of experts with you every step of the way, looking after your physical and emotional wellbeing.  Find out more about the care we provide at Nova and our values here.

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