Lung Cancer

Nottingham Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma Centre

The Nottingham Lung Cancer Centre at City Hospital is one of the largest in the country, providing the full range of diagnostic and treatment services.

The clinical staff includes lung specialists, oncologists (cancer specialists who give chemotherapy and radiotherapy), radiologists (X-ray and imaging specialists), histopathologists (doctors that look at biopsies), palliative care specialists and surgeons. 

The team also includes specialist lung cancer nurses, ward-based nurses in all of the sub-specialities and administrative support.

Most of our services are provided on an outpatient basis but the respiratory assessment unit and specialist receiving unit at City Hospital also provide emergency services.

About Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer develops in the tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs (airways) or within the lung. It can then spread outside the lung. About 40,000 people develop lung cancer each year in the UK.

Lung cancer often develops slowly. If it is caught at an early stage the treatment options are better so it is important to see your GP quickly if you have symptoms that might be due to lung cancer. The GP will assess you and may do a chest X-ray or refer you to our fast track clinic. Some of the symptoms are very similar to those of other lung conditions. Common symptoms include:

  • a new cough or one that is different from usual and lasts for more than three weeks
  • breathlessness that goes on for more than three weeks
  • coughing up blood
  • persistent chest pain
  • hoarse voice
  • unexplained weight loss


If you are diagnosed with cancer we will explain your treatment options and one of our lung cancer nurse specialists will offer you advice and support. We offer all the current treatments that are available including some that cannot be offered elsewhere in Nottinghamshire.