Patient Information

Information for Patients

Lung Cancer is the most common cancer in the world and the second most common cancer in the UK with around 39,000 new cases diagnosed each year with 65,000 people living with lung cancer at any time in the UK.   Smokers are at highest risk of developing lung cancer but there are also other factors which can increase the risk of developing lung cancer.

Lung cancer is treated differently depending on the type of lung cancer diagnosed and can include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

There are a number of organisations who offer help and advice to patients and carers who have been diagnosed with lung cancer and these include:-

British Lung Foundation

  • One person in five in the UK is affected by lung disease.
  • We offer hope and support at every step, so that no one has to face it alone. We campaign for positive change in the nation’s lung health. We fund vital research into new treatments and cures.
  • We are the UK’s lung charity.
  • Leading the fight against lung disease.

Lung cancer page:
Main website:

Cancer Black Care

Cancer Black Care (CBC) provides a comprehensive support service to ALL members of the community, who are affected by cancer. We offer a safe confidential, neutral place, where service users, carers and families and friends can meet to support each others cultural and emotional needs. As every family is unique, our service is committed to the interest of our service users and their families.

We aim to enhance the quality of life by reducing fears, tensions, bitterness and misunderstanding. We assist and encourage individuals to discuss and reach importnat decisions, which affect them and their families. We respect and individuals dignity, beliefs and culture

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Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK is a collective force of supporters, scientists, doctors and nurses coming together to beat all cancers – including the one that matters most to you. The charity provides comprehensive support and advice for people with lung cancer. Visit their lung cancer web pages at

Main website:

[Logo] Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is only charity in the UK wholly dedicated to the defeat of lung cancer. They fund lung cancer research, provide support, help people to quit smoking & give a voice to all those affected by lung cancer through our campaigning.  They provide a number of useful publications including DVDs, fact sheets and booklets – visit for more information.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support offers advice and information to patients and carers.  Visit their pages on lung cancer for more information -

Understanding Lung Cancer Booklet

Rich Picture on people with lung cancer
Macmillan has developed a set of documents called ‘rich pictures’ which are summaries of the numbers, needs and experiences of key groups of people living with cancer. We have developed 5 rich pictures so far and by November we will have rich pictures on the top 10 cancer types.

Tenovus Tenovus

Tenovus is Wales’ leading cancer charity, bringing treatment, support and research to the heart of the community. Our innovative services ensure equal access to care, advice and support, whenever and wherever it's needed most. We also fund vital research to improve the outcomes and experiences for people living with cancer.

Established in 1943, Tenovus has a long and distinguished history as a research funder and provider of services, information and support to cancer patients and their families. Today we fund around £1m of cancer research in Wales each year, supporting projects across the whole patient journey from cancer prevention and early detection through to survivorship and end of life care.

We also offer a holistic programme of support to cancer patients and their families; from welfare and benefits advice, counselling and bereavement groups to a programme of choirs and other arts based support groups for people affected by cancer. We also have two Mobile Cancer Support Units that deliver treatment closer to home, in the heart of the community, and a Freephone Cancer Support Line open seven days a week.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

If you are living with a life-limiting illness and have been told that you may not get better - Marie Curie Cancer Care can help you.
Whether you want to find out about our services or take a look at our short film guides designed to help you achieve the best quality of life, this website can help you find the information you need.
Find out how we can help you.

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Our mission statement:
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is the dedicated to beating lung cancer. We do this by:

  • Funding research
  • Education – teaching young people about the dangers of smoking through CutFilms
  • Campaiging for better outcomes for lugn cancer patients
  • Supporting people affected by lung cancer
  • Raising awareness of the importance of early diagnsosis

Helpline 0800 358 7200
Find out how we can help you.

NHS Choices (  This website provides useful information from the NHS on lung cancer and its treatment with vignette stories from real patients.

UKLCC Secretariat, c/o Red Hot Irons Ltd Telephone: 01675 477 605 Facsimile: 0121 336 1914