"It started with a cough in July 2011 and after going to my GP I was prescribed antibiotics. However the cough persisted so I returned. Given I had presented with chest infections to the GP at fairly frequent intervals over the previous years, I was sent for a chest x ray. I then went off on holiday."
Earlier the better
"Twice as many people survive cancer today compared to 30 years ago thanks to research advancements and the development of new treatments. Detecting cancer early can also make a real difference to your chance of survival."