‘I didn’t think the doctors would find anything, I had no symptoms – within weeks I was having surgery’

When Susan Williams received a phone call from the NHS, inviting her to come for a routine screening, she never thought that just weeks later she’d be diagnosed with cancer. But within weeks of the appointment, she was having lung surgery.

Susan, who moved to Blackpool three years ago, received a phone call from the NHS inviting her to attend a ‘targeted lung health check’. She said: “I went for the scan, and it was really convenient because it was in Blackpool, and took less than an hour.

“All the time I was thinking ‘they’re not going to find anything’, because I had no symptoms at all.” Soon after, Susan received shocking news.

READ MORE: ‘They trusted you, with consideration and kindness – and you betrayed them’

READ MORE: ‘We were finally listened to… but we still ask, what if our son was still alive?’

Susan was soon told that the scan had detected an abnormality on her left lung, which was possibly cancer, and just a few weeks later she had surgery. She said: “When I came to, in intensive care, the consultant came to see me to confirm it was cancer – stage one – and that they had successfully removed it.

“The treatment was absolutely fantastic, so quick and painless, it was like a whirlwind.”

Susan getting ready for surgery(Image: Susan Williams/NHS)

Having caught the cancer at its earliest stage, treating Susan was less invasive than if the cancer was caught at a later stage. Now, 66-year-old Susan is now urging people to take up the offer when the NHS invites them: “If you get the opportunity to go to the targeted lung health check, go for it.


Denial of responsibility! Elite News is an automatic aggregator of Global media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, and all materials to their authors. For any complaint, please reach us at – [email protected]. We will take necessary action within 24 hours.
DMCA compliant image

Leave a comment