Lung cancer awareness month 2022

November is lung cancer awareness month and the North East London Cancer Alliance is busy working away to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of lung cancer, as well as to promote our Targeted Lung Health Check Programme.

Our activity includes:

  • Working with local football club, Leyton Orient FC to deliver our ‘It’s not a game’ campaign, which aims to make sure suspected lung cancer is checked as soon as possible to save more lives.
  • Attending a lung cancer awareness day with the Roy Castle Lung Foundation at Asda Superstore in Dagenham on 16 November, as part of their national ‘Let’s talk lung cancer’ roadshow to talk to the public about lung cancer.
  • Promoting our lung scanning truck in Barking & Dagenham, including hosting a BBC film crew for a programme on BBC Newsnight.
  • Running an awareness campaign across our social media channels, focussing on the signs and symptoms of lung cancer, to encourage people to contact their GP.
  • Continuing to support the London Stop Smoking campaign and promoting the launch of the London Tobacco Alliance.
  • At the same time, raising awareness of the fact that non-smokers can still get lung cancer.
  • Supporting GPs with information on lung cancer diagnosis, particularly in those who have never smoked, as part of the ‘See through the symptoms’ campaign, backed by the British Lung Foundation.
  • Hosting events with our partners, such as working with the Bengali community with a lung cancer awareness event on 25 November at the Bangla Press Club.
  • Linking in with Community Links, who are working on raising awareness of cancer across our diverse communities in north east London.

For more information on the work the North East London Cancer Alliance is doing across north east London visit our website or email

Image of three people standing behind a desk holding up leaflets which have cancer information on them. The banner on the table has the words "Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation' on it.