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Recent campaign leads to a "dramatic rise" in lung cancer diagnoses

A campaign which encouraged English people with an ongoing cough to see their doctor, has seen a “dramatic rise” in lung cancer diagnoses, the figures have indicated.

The campaign, which ran in England in 2012, said people should go to their Doctor if they had had a cough for more than three weeks.

As a result, approximately 700 extra patients were diagnosed with lung cancer around the time of the campaign.

Lung cancer accounts for more than a fifth of all deaths from cancer.

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