One in five lung cancer patients miss out on treatment: report

The Lung Foundation Australia says delays in diagnosis are resulting in poorer outcomes

Almost a third of patients with lung cancer are not staged on diagnosis, and one in five miss out on treatment altogether, according to the Lung Foundation Australia.

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In a new report, Making Lung Cancer a Fair Fight: A Blueprint for Reform, the peak body revealed that delays in diagnosis were resulting in poorer outcomes, with 28% of patients not knowing the stage of their cancer when diagnosed.

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