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Doyle, Yvonne G. (1995)
Publisher: South East Institute of Public Health
Languages: English
Types: Other
Subjects: RC0254, RA0421
Primary lung cancer is the commonest malignant disease in the developed world, and is the\ud most prevalent form of cancer among men over 65 years. It continues to rise in those aged\ud over 75 years. Mortality from lung cancer is increasing in women. The condition still has a\ud short clinical course and a poor prognosis. The literature is in agreement about the effectiveness\ud of preventing lung cancer incidence by targeting smoking behaviour, particularly in preventing\ud young people taking up smoking. There is further consensus about the lack of a population\ud screening method which can be recommended, and the desirability of detecting non-small cell\ud lung cancer early enough for surgical intervention. The effectiveness of treatment for advanced\ud disease is less marked, and it is of concern that many people who present with lung cancer are\ud unsuitable for surgical intervention. The role of palliative care is critical in this condition and\ud this care should be introduced early in the interaction between the patient and the services.\ud
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