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   Public Health Message - persistent coughs    13 September, 2016

PERSISTENT COUGH OR BREATHLESSNESS – SEE YOUR DOCTOR

New campaign launches to encourage those with a persistent cough or breathlessness to go to their doctor.

Last month Public Health England launched a new Be Clear on Cancer campaign.

The campaign highlights that a cough for three weeks or more could be a sign of lung disease, including cancer and that if you get out of breath doing everyday things that you used to be able to do, like mowing the lawn, it could be sign of lung or heart disease, or even cancer.

While it may well be nothing serious, the campaign makes it clear that if you have either of these symptoms (or you know someone who does) you should go to your doctor.

Finding these conditions early can make a huge difference as it makes them more treatable so you’re not wasting anyone’s time by getting checked out.

For more information visit www.nhs.uk/outofbreath

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