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Charity says lung cancer must be diagnosed earlier in Wales

More work is needed to prevent cases of lung cancer and to diagnose the disease earlier, a charity has said.

Susan Morris, general manager of Macmillan Cancer Support in Wales, said it was a very complex picture and sometimes people do not see the GP early enough or they are not referred.

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.

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

Ms Morris spoke to Oliver Hides.

  • 10 Apr 2014
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