Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK, affecting about 46,400 people per year.
The incidence in men is reducing, however in women the incidence is increasing.
Most lung cancers are smoking related, but there are other risk factors.
There are 2 main types of lung cancer;
The lung Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Team also care for patients with mesothelioma. This is a type of cancer arising in the lining of the lung, normally as a result of asbestos exposure. This is deemed as an industrial related disease, and usually occurs many years after exposure to asbestos.
There are approximately 2700 new cases per year in the UK. These account for less than 1% of new cancer diagnoses.
A Clinical Nurse Specialist is able to offer increased levels of support, advice and guidance to patients with cancer. All patients with cancer should have access to a CNS. They are usually present with the consultant when a diagnosis of cancer is given but if you are unsure whether you have seen one or not please feel free to ask your consultant. The CNS works closely with hospital nurses, doctors and other health care professionals to maximise the independence, dignity and quality of life of people suffering from cancer. They also liaise closely with community carers and GPs to ensure you receive the highest quality of care at home. You may see the CNS when you are on the ward, whilst having surgery, chemotherapy treatment or at the outpatient appointments. You will also be given contact details of your CNS and they can be contacted by telephone, between the hours of 9.00am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
Via telephone Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 4.30pm (excluding weekends and Bank Holidays). There is an answerphone facility on this phone and we would be grateful if you leave a message with your name and contact details.
Via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Messages may not be returned until the following working day. This is not an emergency service.
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Lung Cancer CNS
Telephone Monday to Friday from 8.30am - 4.30pm
(excluding weekends and Bank Holidays).
There is an answerphone facility on this phone
Please leave a message with your name and contact details.