Surgery has proved to be one of the most effective forms of cancer treatment for patients suffering with tumours in the lungs.
New research from the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) and King's
College London analysed data from 77,349 people who were diagnosed with the
disease between 2004 and 2006.
Scientists found that in geographical areas which used surgery to combat the
disease, the survival rate was higher than in those relying on other treatment
Dr Mick Peake, the co-author and clinical lead at the NCIN, said surgery has
the potential to help save and extend lives.
"For the majority of lung cancer patients, surgery is the only way to
give them a chance of being cured," he added.
According to the latest figures from Cancer
Research UK, there are around 112 new incidences of lung cancer each day in the
UK and of these eight out of ten are diagnosed in people over the age of 60.
© Adfero Ltd
Cancer treatment news : 18 November 2011