This week on Body Talk, in association with Spire Hartswood hospital, Jules Bottazzi talked to consultant chest physician Dr Dipak Mukherjee about respiratory disease. Dr Mukherjee treats chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), tuberculosis, pleural disease, asthma, bronchitis and lung cancer, and talked about the symptoms and treatment of them all.
He stressed that if you suspect you have a problem, the earlier you see your GP, the better – particularly for lung cancer, where early treatment can make all the difference. Lung cancer is still the second most common cancer diagnosed in the UK after breast cancer and 34,859 people in the UK died from lung cancer in 2010.
Dipak also talked about the rise in TB and how it can be treated.
For more information or to make an appointment with Dr Mukherjee, visit www.spirehartswood.com or call 01277 266 761.