Speaking to Roy Castle Lung Foundation, he said: “I didn’t have what are considered your ‘common’ lung cancer symptoms. My initial symptom was clubbing of the fingers; the tips of my fingers were swelling up all the time.”
Am I at risk?
The biggest cause of lung cancer is smoking tobacco, which accounts for around seven out of 10 lung cancers, according to Cancer Research UK.
This includes breathing in other people’s cigarette smoke or even light or occasional smoking, the charity warns.
Some substances can also increase the risk of lung cancer – these include asbestos, silica, it says.