A Dorset woman is taking part in a national campaign to raise awareness of lung cancer after she was diagnosed with the disease.

Karen Wright, 52, is supporting Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November.

She said: “My symptoms were a feeling of being constantly tired and I had painful, aching knees.

“I also started having problems with my fingers tips as they had become clubbed and were hurting.

“I was sent for a chest X-ray and then a biopsy on my lung. I was told two weeks after that it was lung cancer.

“I had some chemotherapy and I have now been free from lung cancer for eight years and I am looking forward to many more.”

Karen, of Studland, was hit with a second blow some years after beating lung cancer.

She said: “The most important message is that people are aware of what symptoms to look out for.”

Each year almost 40,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer in the UK.

For details visit roycastle.org/awarenessmonth