Earlier diagnosis of lung cancer is critical for survival

The UK Lung Cancer Coalition (UKLCC) has published its report, Early diagnosis matters—making the case for the early and rapid diagnosis of lung cancer.

Most diagnoses of lung cancer are made after an emergency hospital admission, a situation that the UKLCC report describes as ‘a travesty’. People diagnosed after admission to the emergency department are over five times more likely to die within 1 year of diagnosis than those referred by their GP.

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