If you or someone you know has been affected by lung cancer, you may find the following links and information helpful:

Macmillan Cancer Support - lung cancer

Cancer Research UK - lung cancer

Chest x-rays are a useful way for us to find out if you have any problems with your lungs that might require treatment. You may find there is nothing to be concerned about and an x-ray could put your mind at rest, but if you do have a problem with your lungs that requires some treatment, such as lung cancer, finding it early can make it easier to treat.

Have you had one or more of the following for more than three weeks?

  • Cough
  • Fatigue or tiredness
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Loss of appetite or weight
  • Chest pain
  • Coughing up blood
  • A lump in the neck

If so, you may be eligible to access the self request chest x-ray service, for which you must also be:

  • Aged 40 or over
  • Registered with a GP in participating areas (currently Leeds GP practices only)
  • Have not had a chest x-ray or chest scan in the last two months

Note: If you are coughing up blood it is very important to contact your GP urgently. You are still able to attend for a chest x-ray. ​​​​If you have any concerns regarding your symptoms, please contact your GP.

Click here for more information about the self request x-ray service


Ric was diagnosed with lung cancer in early 2016. Click here to read Ric's story.