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Rate of surgery for lung cancer in England and Wales rose 50% in five years

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7201 (Published 04 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7201
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1BMJ

The proportion of patients with non-small cell lung cancer in England and Wales who had surgery rose by more than half in five years, up from 14% in 2008 to 22% in 2012, the latest national audit has shown.

Data from the 2012 patient cohort of the national lung cancer audit also show that people with lung cancer are living longer than they were five years ago. The average survival time from the first time patients were seen in secondary care among the 40 200 people in England and Wales who were given a diagnosis of lung cancer in 2012 was …

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