Calls for better lung cancer care in Scotland



Calls have been made for “drastic improvements” to lung cancer care as five-year survival rates for Scottish lung cancer patients lag behind the rest of Europe.
Lung cancer is the biggest cancer killer in Scotland and long term survival rates are poor as only one in 10 patients are still alive five years after diagnosis.
A poll by the UK Lung Cancer Coalition (UKLCC) found that two thirds of lung specialists believed that early diagnosis was the most important factor for improving five-year survival rates.
But a separate survey of 100 lung cancer patients or their carers found that 36 per... read more

 
19 October 2016 in Health, Views: 39
Source: Scotsman
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