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Lung cancer 'still biggest cancer killer' in Wales, figures show

Lung cancer continues to kill more people in Wales than any other type of cancer with almost 1,900 dying of the disease in 2012, new figures show.

The disease accounts for more than a fifth of cancer deaths, said Public Health Wales (PHW).

And Wales' survival rates for many smoking-related cancers remained low compared to the best in Europe.

Survival rates for cancer overall are improving but survival is less likely in deprived areas.

Jenny Rees reports.

  • 10 Apr 2014
  • From the section Wales
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