Success Story – Targeted Lung Health Checks

An ex-smoker who had a tumour removed from his lung said he is relieved that a health check caught the tumour early.

Dave Rolfe, 69, from Bath was invited by his GP to take part in the Targeted Lung Health Check Programme.

The programme aims to find lung cancer at an early stage in former smokers aged 55-74.

More than 3,758 people have had a scan in the South West in less than a year – and 17 tumours were detected.

Of these, 82% were caught at an early stage.

“It would never ever have been picked up,” said Mr Rolfe, who also overcame Hodgkin’s lymphoma 35 years ago.

He went for a lung check-up at a mobile unit parked at St Martin’s Hospital last October.

See the full article here: Somerset ex-smoker’s lung cancer detected early through health check – BBC News