Worrying Statistics on UK’s Diagnosis and Treatment of Lung Cancer
The UK Lung Cancer Coalition has recently produced a report which states that the care offered to lung cancer patients in the UK is"hindering" their survival and that a lack of access to specialist teams and poor awareness about the disease were among the major problems.
The UKLCC said that wide variations persist in lung cancer treatment and care within the UK whilst international studies have found that survival rates seriously lag behind other comparable EU countries.
It has been estimated that more than 1300 deaths from lung cancer could be avoided each year if UK survival rates were brought into line with the European average and over 3500 lives could be saved if we were to match the best in Europe.
What these statistics show is that unfortunately late recognition and diagnosis of symptoms can lead to a much poorer outcome for the patient.
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