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Late stage lung cancer diagnosis is more likely in younger patients

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 13 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3304
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

Patients aged 50 to 64 in England are more likely to be have late stage lung cancer diagnosed than older patients, new data have shown.

The analysis, presented at the Cancer Outcomes and Data Conference on 14 June, showed that a higher proportion of patients aged 50 to 64 had lung cancer diagnosed at a late stage than patients aged 65 to 69. People in their 70s are more likely to have an …

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