You can be fined up to £1,000 if you don’t tell DVLA about a medical condition that affects your driving. You may be prosecuted if you’re involved in an accident as a result.

Car or motorcycle licence

You must tell DVLA if you have lung cancer and any of the following apply:

  • you develop problems with your brain or nervous system
  • your doctor says you might not be fit to drive
  • you’re restricted to certain types of vehicles or vehicles that have been adapted for you
  • your medication causes side effects which could affect your driving

Fill in form G1 and send it to DVLA. The address is on the form.

Talk to your doctor if you’re not sure if your lung cancer causes other symptoms that will affect your driving, or if you must tell DVLA about them.

You must only restart driving after surgery when your doctor tells you it’s safe.

Bus, coach or lorry licence

You must tell DVLA if you have lung cancer.

Fill in form C1V and send it to DVLA. The address is on the form.