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ref date:27 Feb 2001 (HEA)
Lung cancer killer of Scots

It appears that if you contract lung cancer in Scotland you are basically going to die if Scotland is the only place you can get treatment. Your survival rates are better in Slovakia....

Whilst the London controlled Scottish Executive said it was spending 26m in tobacco-tax money to tackle smoking and more than 13m in a rolling programme to replace and renew linear accelerators for radiotherapy treatment, and investing 16m in new scanners to ensure better, faster diagnosis a leading cancer doctor said "It is our belief lung cancer funding will only increase if general awareness of the disease is raised and the present inadequacies are challenged. This has been demonstrated by the improvement in survival rates for breast cancer patients".