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People scanned for lung cancer by NHS teams in supermarkets as 600 cases found

NHS teams on special trucks are scanning people in supermarkets and sports centers for lung cancer, with around 600 people across 23 locations having been found to have the disease

Hundreds of people have been diagnosed with lung cancer by NHS teams in special trucks
Hundreds of people have been diagnosed with lung cancer by NHS teams in special trucks

NHS teams on special trucks are scanning people for lung cancer in supermarkets and sports centres.

They have already diagnosed 600 people from 23 locations issuing 25,000 invitations per month.

Another 20 NHS trucks are being sent to locations in England with some of the highest rates of lung cancer.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the UK, accounting for one in five deaths.

Figures show that only 35% of patients take part in lung screenings at the invitation of the NHS.

Dame Cally Palmer, NHS Cancer Director, said: “When we go into communities we find more people who may not have realized they have lung cancer. It is important that you accept the offer as soon as you are invited.”







The public has been urged to get tested for lung cancer
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Those at higher risk of lung cancer who are invited to TÜV include current and former smokers.

NHS England estimates 7,700 cases will be recorded earlier by 2024-25. By that time, up to 1.5 million people will have been invited to a review.

Survival rates in the UK, which have risen to 17% in the five years before the pandemic, still lag behind EU countries like Spain, Italy, France and Germany.

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