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Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

UK's largest lung health screening trial

The Leeds Lung Health Check provides lung, and now as part of a new clinical trial, kidney screening in community settings in order to detect disease and cancer at the earliest possible stage.

Despite the temporary pause in screening required at the height of the pandemic, the trial has completed 6,652 lung health checks and detected 120 cancers - with the majority at an early stage when treatment is most successful. The initiative, which was launched in partnership with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, the University of Leeds and Yorkshire Cancer Research, is part of NHS England’s £70m investment in lung health checks and is featured in the NHS' long term plan video. Click here to watch the video.

Dr Matthew Callister, Consultant Respiratory Medicine at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust says: “The Lung Health Checks carried out in the mobile screening units will enable us to detect lung disease including cancer at an early stage when treatments are much more effective."

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The Result

More than 6,600 lung health checks completed

UK's largest lung screening trial

Over 120 cancers detected since launch