Blueprint Of Services For Lung Cancer

Doyle, Y. (1995) Blueprint Of Services For Lung Cancer. South East Institute of Public Health, 25 pp. (Full text available)

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Abstract

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

Item Type: Research report (external)
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 14:32
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 05:15
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/24832 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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