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09 November 2012 09:10
Lung cancer costs the UK economy £2.4 billion a year, experts revealed at a conference
Experts have revealed lung cancer costs the economy £2.4 billion each year. The figure was presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool. Researchers say this is greater than the cost of any other cancer and underlines an "urgent" need to cut the numbers of teenagers taking up smoking.
In a new study, researchers at Oxford University worked out a figure of £15.8 billion as the total yearly cost of all cancers. Of this, £5.6 billion is for healthcare costs and £7.6 billion is covered by premature deaths and time off work. With so much to consider, sufferers planning a break might find some reassurance by ensuring they have specialist
travel insurance for cancer patients.
Research author, Dr Jose Leal, at the Health Economics Research Centre, University of Oxford, said: "Lung cancer costs more than any other cancer - mainly because of potential wage losses due to premature deaths from people in employment - about 60% of the total economic costs - and high healthcare costs."
29 September 2016
Tour operator Thomas Cook says its earnings are still being impacted by recent terror attacks.
28 September 2016
The English tourism industry is predicted to grow faster than the overall economy every year for the next decade, according to new research.
27 September 2016
Monarch Airlines says its flights are operating as normal amid fears the firm is in financial trouble.
24 September 2016
Slim people who look physically healthy may still be at increased chance of being diagnosed with bowel cancer if they have raised insulin levels, according new research.
23 September 2016
Theresa May is being urged to give the go-ahead for flights to resume between the UK and Sharm el-Sheikh by the head of the cross-party parliamentary group on Egypt.
22 September 2016
Budget airline Jet2.com is to open its first base in the south of England at Stansted.
21 September 2016
Smoking rates have dropped to the lowest level on record in England, new figures show, suggesting messages about the health effects of cigarettes are hitting home.
20 September 2016
Concerns have been raised over flight disruptions caused by heavy drinking among passengers.
17 September 2016
British Airways' decision to launch direct flights from London to Tehran earlier this month positions Iran as one of the hottest destinations to visit in 2017, according to experts.
16 September 2016
More than 100 flights have been cancelled as French air traffic controllers go on strike again.
15 September 2016
Two thirds of MPs would support an expansion at Heathrow.
14 September 2016
TripAdvisor is launching a new homepage, making the booking of holiday activities and tours even easier.