Letters Screening propaganda

Effective lung cancer screening is possible

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g363 (Published 21 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g363
  1. David R Baldwin, consultant respiratory physician1
  1. 1Respiratory Medicine Unit, David Evans Centre, Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham NG5 1PB, UK
  1. david.baldwin{at}nuh.nhs.uk

McCartney makes a case against high profile TV programmes that give an unbalanced view of screening.1 As a lung cancer screening expert interviewed in one such programme, I agree.

Those working in lung cancer research know how little priority is given to this disease that kills more people than breast and bowel cancer combined. McCartney’s article is no exception, with only one accurate but completely inadequate sentence devoted to …

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