Britain’s silent killer: How little-known lung condition now claims more lives in UK than leukaemia, brain or stomach cancer – but doctors still don’t know what causes it



Doctors are warning that a 'silent killer' lung condition could be among the top five deadliest diseases in the UK within a decade unless a cure is found.
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) now kills more people in the UK than leukaemia, brain or stomach cancer – yet few people have heard of it and research is chronically underfunded, according to experts.
Britons are twice as likely to die from IPF than in a road accident, says the British Lung Foundation, but the disease has remained so underfunded in research doctors still don't know what causes it.
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28 September 2016 in Health, Views: 45
Source: Daily Mail
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