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New report says lung cancer surgery is on the rise

Surgery for lung cancer is increasing according to a new report Credit: DPA/PA Archive

A new report suggests surgery to treat common lung cancers is up by nearly 60% over the past five years.

At the same time, the National Lung Cancer Audit Report says the median average survival times for the disease has increased by 16% over the last five years with 55% of patients now surviving for six months, and 39% for a year.