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Managment of metastatic lung cancer

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Dr D Muthukumar, Dr Z Helman
Foundation Years Journal, volume 6, issue 9, p.34 (123Doc Education, London, October 2012)


Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, and the second most common cancer among men in the UK, accounting for around 14% of all new cases of cancer in males. It is the third most common cancer among women, responsible for more than 11% of all new cases of cancer in females. It has been estimated that the lifetime risk of developing lung cancer in 2008 is 1 in 14 for men and 1 in 19 for women in the UK. It is estimated that, at any one time, there are 65,000 people living with lung cancer in the UK.

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Dr D Muthukumar

Deptartment of Oncology,
Essex County Hospitals,

Dr Z Helman

Deptartment of Oncology,
Essex County Hospitals,




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