Sir Alex Ferguson, the face of the Detect Cancer Early lung cancer campaign, has returned to Govan to support the latest phase of the campaign.
Visiting the LUV Café on Govan Road, the town’s famous son and football legend caught up with cafe staff as he shot images for the campaign which will appear on hundreds of outdoor sites across Scotland for the next month.
The Scottish Government campaign is urging Scots to see their GP if they have been coughing for three weeks or more in a bid to boost earlier detection of lung cancer.
With data showing you are almost 20 times more likely to survive lung cancer if it’s detected early, as opposed to a late stage, it highlights the importance of getting a persistent cough checked sooner rather than later.
Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in Scotland. However, more people than ever in Scotland are surviving lung cancer – 1,300 more a year compared to 25 years ago.
Sir Alex Ferguson, who lost both his parents to lung cancer, said: “If you’ve had a cough for three weeks or more, it’s worth getting it checked out.
“It’s probably nothing to worry about, however, if it is lung cancer, the earlier it’s caught, there more that can be done to treat it. If you or someone close to you notices a change, don’t postpone it. See your GP. It could save your life.”