December 2001
Thorax;Dec2001 Supp, Vol. 56, piii43
Academic Journal
This article presents studies related to cancer. Recent reports have suggested that one reason why survival in lung cancer in Great Britain is reported to be less than in other countries is that surgical resection rates are below ideal. Various papers have suggested that resection rates of 20-25% are possible. We felt that these rates were unrealistic in our population presenting to a typical South Coast DGH. In order to improve the service for patients with lung cancer, the Cairnan-Hine guidelines state that patients should be seen by relevant specialists in dedicated parallel clinics, and suspected new cases should be seen within 2 weeks of urgent referral.


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