In Wales, lung cancer is responsible for twice as many deaths as any other cancer and the survival rate at 5 years after diagnosis - although improving - remains poor. Around 2,500 people are diagnosed with the disease every year.
This Sunday the 1st August, marks World Lung Cancer day – to raise awareness of lung cancer signs and symptoms; to reflect on the impact of lung cancer on our families and friends, communities and NHS, and to learn about the steps being taken to overcome lung cancer across Wales.
Unfortunately over 2,400 people are diagnosed every year with lung cancer in Wales and outcomes remain poor. It remains a priority for cancer researchers. Local Welsh Charity Cancer Research Wales are funding more effective lung cancer models to assist with the development of targeted, effective treatments for advance stage tumours.