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15 November 2012 09:13
By 2040, just under half of women with lung cancer will be alive at least five years from diagnosis
The next 30 years will see a tripling in the number of women living with lung cancer in the UK, according to new research. In 2010 there were 26,000 women with the condition, but that number is set to soar to 95,000 by 2040, charity Macmillan Cancer Support said.
Over the same time period, male lung cancer sufferers are set to rise by 8% from 39,000 in 2010 to around 42,000 in 2040, the Macmillan-funded research by King's College London revealed. By 2040, just under half of women with lung cancer will be alive at least five years from diagnosis compared with three-fifths of men, the study found.
The forecasted increase in lung cancer is in large part due to Britain's ageing population, which will make the need for travellers to take out
pre-existing medical travel insurance even more acute. In 2011 lung cancer was the second biggest killer for men, responsible for 16,881 deaths, and the fifth biggest killer for women, accounting for 5.3% of deaths, the Office for National Statistics found.
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.
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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
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17 September 2016
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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
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13 September 2016
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09 September 2016
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08 September 2016
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