From Thursday 18th May, the Be Clear on Cancer respiratory symptoms campaign will run across England with the aim of raising awareness that breathlessness could be a sign of lung or heart disease, or even cancer.
Those who get out of breath doing simple everyday activities, such as getting dressed, are encouraged to go to their GP as early diagnosis and treatment can improve the quality of life of those living with long-term conditions.
Many people in England suffer from breathlessness, but may not have seen their doctor. Instead, they might have developed coping mechanisms, such as taking short breaks, giving up hobbies or not leaving the house as often.
While it may well be nothing serious, the campaign highlights that if you are experiencing breathlessness doing things you used to be able to do, you should go to your doctor.
The campaign will run for 15 weeks with advertising running on TV, radio, posters, newspapers/magazines and online.
For further information search ‘Be Clear on Cancer’.