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Fifty per cent rise in lung cancer surgery in five years, says UK's most comprehensive ever audit

 

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Fifty per cent rise in lung cancer surgery in five years, says UK's most comprehensive ever audit

The percentage of lung cancer patients who have a life-saving operation every year in the UK has increased by over 50 per cent in five years, according to the most comprehensive audit ever of the disease.

About one in seven patients – over 4,500 people every year – now has surgery compared to about one in 11 five years ago, according to the national lung cancer audit 2010.
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