Reduction in lung cancer deaths is lagging behind that in other common cancers

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 06 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7174
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1BMJ

The proportion of UK people with diagnosed breast, prostate, or colorectal cancer who die from their cancer will have fallen by 44% by 2020, from the 1992 figure, while deaths from lung cancer will have fallen by only 16%, shows a new analysis by the charity Macmillan Cancer Support.1

The analysis estimated the proportion of people with a diagnosis of one of the four commonest cancers in the UK in a given year who …

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