There is no national lung cancer screening program in the UK. Your doctor might perform routine blood tests and find that you have an elevated platelet count, as this could be a sign of lung cancer. Cancer Research UK says early detection of lung cancer can mean it’s easier to treat, so if you notice any changes, get them checked by your GP as soon as possible.

Giulia Guerrini, the pharmacist in charge of digital pharmacy, said: “Lung cancer is the most common cancer in the world and although skin symptoms are not very common, they can occur as a result of the cancer spreading to other organs.”

She added: “Certain medications and cancer treatments can also be responsible for changes in your skin, so it is important to monitor these changes with your oncologist.

“Skin symptoms may include bruising more easily, the appearance of raised spots, the skin taking on a yellowish color, increased itching, rashes forming around the eyes, and regular flushing over half of the face. “

The pharmacist said: ‘There is no need to worry if you experience dry or itchy skin, but if you notice something different with your skin in combination with the most common symptoms of lung cancer – such as frequent coughing, regular chest infections, shortness of breath and coughing up blood – talk to a doctor right away.

The pharmacist said identifying the cancer as early as possible can be crucial, as the cure rate for patients diagnosed with early-stage lung cancer can be as high as 80-90%.

Cancer research indicates that the most common symptoms of lung cancer are coughing most of the time, a change in the cough you’ve had for a long time, and chest infections that keep coming back or a chest infection that doesn’t spread not. better.

The charity adds that losing your appetite, feeling tired all the time and losing weight are all signs.

“Cough is also a symptom of coronavirus. It is always important to contact your GP if you have a new or worsening cough.

Your risk of lung cancer is higher if you have a close relative (such as a parent or sibling) who has had lung cancer.

Exposure to certain chemicals and substances used in several professions and industries can increase your risk of developing lung cancer.

Previous lung diseases can increase your risk of lung cancer. These risks are generally higher in smokers.

Once the tests are complete, doctors should be able to find out what stage your cancer is at, what this means for your treatment, and whether a full cancer cure is possible.