Dr Ian Williamson, assistant medical director for cancer services at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
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Lung cancer: GPs need 'rapid access' to diagnostic tests

Wales needs "drastic improvement" in lung cancer care to improve its five-year survival rates, currently the lowest in the UK, experts have said.

Only 6.6% of Welsh sufferers are still alive five years after diagnosis, compared to 16% in England.

The UK Lung Cancer Coalition wants politicians and health professionals to raise the rate to 25% by 2025, which it said would prevent 600 deaths.

The Welsh Government said it was already working on some of the recommendations.

Dr Ian Williamson, assistant medical director for cancer services at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, said patients need to be "empowered" to seek medical advice.

  • 19 Oct 2016
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