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lungcancerNovember 2 2015

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society is encouraging pharmacists and pharmacy teams to develop their knowledge of the key symptoms of lung cancer.

 

 

 

Lung Cancer Awareness Month, which began on November 1, aims to:

•    inform and educate the public, especially those at risk, about the importance of early detection and diagnosis
•    raise the awareness of GPs and pharmacists about the possible diagnosis of lung cancer when considering symptoms.

The RPS says pharmacy teams can play a vital part in raising awareness of lung cancer symptoms: “Whilst 90% of people with lung cancer are symptomatic at diagnosis, these symptoms such as a persistent cough, a persistent chest infection, breathlessness and chest or shoulder pain are quite common so patients frequently self-medicate.

“Pharmacists are therefore in an ideal position to identify symptoms in at-risk individuals and advise them to visit their GP.”

The RPS has posted links to a number of resources, including a quick reference guide for RPS members, the British Oncology Pharmacy Association e-learning course, and patient support from the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Links:

RPS announcement

RPS Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation Lung Cancer Awareness Month

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