A white man coughing in a kitchen wearing a red jumper with a warning exclamation mark sign on it. Words: A cough that lasts more than three weeks could be a warning sign

People in Greater Manchester who have had a cough for three weeks or more are being encouraged to contact their GP practice and come forward for lifesaving checks as part of an NHS campaign.

The ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign from NHS England uses TV, radio, online adverts and social media to increase knowledge of the main symptom of lung cancer.

The ads feature people with a persistent cough and aim to encourage people experiencing this to contact their GP practice.

A cough for 3 weeks or more could be a warning sign.

NHS data shows that more than 6,021 people in the North West are diagnosed with lung cancer each year. This includes 2,979 men and 3,042 women.