The UK NSC recommendation on Lung cancer screening in adult cigarette smokers
Find general information about population health screening.
More about Lung cancer
Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer in the UK, and the most common cancer worldwide. Around 38,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer every year in the UK. Smoking is the most common cause of lung cancer. Around 90% of cases are due to smoking. Other causes include passive smoking and exposure to certain gases and chemicals.
• The British Association for Cancer Research
The stakeholder groups will be involved when the recommendation is next reviewed. If you think your organisation should be added, please contact us. More information for stakeholders can be found in appendix C of the UK NSC evidence review process.
Related documentsLung Cancer cover note (PDF document, 69KB, 24/10/11)
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