Been coughing for 3 weeks? Tell your Doctor
Lung cander is the second most common cancer in England. There are some 33,000 new cases every year. It kills more men and women than any other form of cancer. Lung cancer affects people of all ages but is common in those who are over 50. Although its more common in smokers, around one in eight people with lung cancer never smoked.
Coughing could be a sign of lung cancer.
So if you’ve had a cough for more than three weeks you should see your doctor. Of course, in the vast majority of cases it won't be serious. But if there is something wrong, finding it early means it's more likely to be treatable, so tell your doctor.
Last reviewed: 20/06/2012
Next review due: 20/06/2013