Targeted Lung Health Checks coming to Thurrock

Thurrock patients will be among the first to benefit from a new national Targeted Lung Cancer Check Programme.

What Is It?

People who are considered at risk of developing lung cancer or other lung diseases will be identified by GPs and other health professionals.Thisvwill be people who are aged over 55 and under 75 with a smoking history (current smoker or ex-smoker). They will be invited to attend a lung health check by their GP.

The health check will be conducted by a lung specialist nurse and will involve discussion around lung cancer symptoms, a breathing test (spirometry) and stop smoking advice (as appropriate). The results of this will then be used to calculate a person’s individual lung cancer risk. Anyone at high risk of lung cancer will be invited to have a low-dose CT scan.

The scheme has begun inviting people from across Thurrock to their attend a check. If you would like more information on the programme in Thurrock and Luton, visit the programme website: www.lutonandthurrocklunghealthcheck.nhs.uk/