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  1. Richard Hubbard,
  2. David Baldwin
  1. University of Nottingham, Division of Respiratory Medicine, Nottingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Richard Hubbard, University of Nottingham, Division of Respiratory Medicine, Clinical Sciences Building, City Hospital, Hucknall Road, Nottingham NG5 1PB, UK; richard.hubbard{at}

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In our editorial we argue that, as a group, people with lung cancer in the UK present later and have a worse prognosis than people with lung cancer elsewhere in Europe.1 We believe that delays in the early diagnostic process are central to this problem. At the moment, however, we do not understand enough about the early patient journey from the development of symptoms to initial investigations in primary care to try to intervene to improve the situation. We need to do …

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