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Symptoms and the early diagnosis of lung cancer
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    • Calvin S.H. Ng, Senior Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery
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      • Anthony P.C. Yim

    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest the editorial by Birring and Peake on early diagnosis and screening of lung cancer [1]. The diagnosis of lung cancer is often delayed by the patient themselves, although some doctors are still guilty of adopting the laissez-faire approach towards small, particularly calcified lesions. As clinicians, we are increasingly seeing referrals of incidental small lung nodules on computed...

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    Comparing lung cancer survival between nations requires careful scrutiny of data
    • Wendy J Anderson, Consultant Chest Physician and Lecturer
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      • Claire Butler, Karen Darragh, Graeme P Currie

    Dear Editor,

    Re: Symptoms and the early diagnosis of lung cancer

    Five year survival of patients with Lung Cancer in the United Kingdom is disappointing and the comparisons made by Birring et al. [1] and others with some internationally published data have been consistently unfavourable [2]. Doctors and government bodies in the United Kingdom have searched for differences in patients, disease or treatmen...

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