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GPs 'missing opportunities' to spot lung cancer

Doctors are "missing opportunities" to spot lung cancer at an early stage, meaning one in three people with the disease dies within 90 days of diagnosis, research suggests.

Doctors are "missing opportunities" to spot lung cancer at an early stage, meaning one in three people with the disease dies within 90 days of diagnosis, research suggests.

According to the British Medical Journal’s study of lung cancer cases in 20,142 people aged over 30, one in 10 had died within a month of diagnosis and one in 20 had been diagnosed only after they had died.