Like Mrs Brokenshire, I lost my husband to lung cancer. Like James, he was a non-smoker and 53. He had the same symptoms; a persistent cough and breathlessness, but the diagnosis took 3 months. He was finally diagnosed on 26th November 2001, and died 3 weeks later, on 21st December 2001. That was over 20 years ago, but I still remember those weeks so vividly. He was the love of my life, and no-one has ever replaced him. I happened to read an article about Cathy and James in the Sunday Telegraph, which triggered me to post this. My very sincere condolences to the Brokenshire family.