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Lung cancer

Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK, with around 48,500 people diagnosed each year. There are two main types of lung cancer – small cell lung cancer and non small cell lung cancer – depending on how the cells look under the microscope.

The main symptoms are a cough, shortness of breath and weight loss.

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We’re celebrating another milestone on our road to a smokefree UK, as MPs voted in favour of the tobacco Age of Sale legislation – meaning we’re one step closer to making this critical legislation a reality We’re celebrating another milestone on our road to a smokefree UK, as MPs voted in favour of the tobacco Age of Sale legislation – meaning we’re one step closer to making this critical legislation a reality

by Alizee Froguel | Analysis | 16 April 2024

16 April 2024

A broken cigarette on a yellow background

Ian Walker, executive director of policy, information and communications, shares his message to MPs and encourages them to help make smoking history Ian Walker, executive director of policy, information and communications, shares his message to MPs and encourages them to help make smoking history

by Ian Walker | Opinion | 26 March 2024

26 March 2024

Vaccine vial bottles

Researchers have been granted £1.7 million of funding from Cancer Research UK and the CRIS Cancer Foundation to develop a lung cancer vaccine Researchers have been granted £1.7 million of funding from Cancer Research UK and the CRIS Cancer Foundation to develop a lung cancer vaccine

by Sophie Wedekind | News | 22 March 2024

22 March 2024

Two researchers smiling as they work together in a lab

2023 has been a big year for Cancer Research UK, and there's been a lot to celebrate. So, to end the year, we want to highlight just a few of our most exciting research stories of 2023. 2023 has been a big year for Cancer Research UK, and there's been a lot to celebrate. So, to end the year, we want to highlight just a few of our most exciting research stories of 2023.

by Jacob Smith | In depth | 18 December 2023

18 December 2023

Smokefree UK Supporters gathered on College Green before the petition hand-in

King Charles today confirmed the government's plans to raise the age of sale for tobacco, ensuring it can never be sold to future generations. King Charles today confirmed the government's plans to raise the age of sale for tobacco, ensuring it can never be sold to future generations.

by Alizee Froguel | News | 7 November 2023

7 November 2023

Microscopic images of pleural fluid cytology of a small cell oat cell carcinoma
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10 ways we’ve influenced progress in lung cancer

From uncovering some of the causes of lung cancer, through to contributing to drugs used to treat it, here are 10 ways we have worked towards progress in lung cancer. From uncovering some of the causes of lung cancer, through to contributing to drugs used to treat it, here are 10 ways we have worked towards progress in lung cancer.

by Amy Warnock | In depth | 1 November 2023

1 November 2023

Messages written in glow in the dark pen at a Shine night walk event to remember lost loved ones

Over two million years of life are lost to cancer in the UK every year, according to a new study from Cancer Research UK. However, the data also showed that thanks to innovation and research, we are making progress in beating cancer.   Over two million years of life are lost to cancer in the UK every year, according to a new study from Cancer Research UK. However, the data also showed that thanks to innovation and research, we are making progress in beating cancer.  

by Jacob Smith | News | 11 October 2023

11 October 2023

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak speaks at the 2023 Conservative Party Conference

Ian Walker reflects on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's announcements on tobacco at the Conservative Party Conference on Wednesday Ian Walker reflects on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's announcements on tobacco at the Conservative Party Conference on Wednesday

by Ian Walker | Opinion | 6 October 2023

6 October 2023