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'Lag' in lung cancer survival rates in UK

Lung cancer survival rates in the UK lag behind five other developed countries, researchers have found.

One-year survival rates for non-small cell lung cancer - the most common form of the disease - are not as good as those in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, according to a study published in the journal Thorax.

Survival rates for one year ranged from 30% in the UK to 46% in Sweden. Australia and Canada reported one-year survival rates of 42%, while Denmark had 34% and Norway had 39%.