Lung cancer: a potential role for dentists

Field, E Anne and Field, John K ORCID: 0000-0003-3951-6365
(2020) Lung cancer: a potential role for dentists. BRITISH DENTAL JOURNAL, 228 (6). pp. 413-414.

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Lung cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer worldwide and causes more deaths than breast, colorectal and cervical cancers combined. The five-year survival rate for lung cancer in the UK is approximately 15%. Over many years, lung cancer has failed to attract the attention and resources given to other cancers; it has also been stigmatised by a culture of blame, attributable to the sufferer because of smoking. Anyone can develop lung cancer, and between 15% and 20% of people with this diagnosis have never smoked. Many patients with lung cancer are diagnosed at late stages; therefore, early detection is pivotal to improving their survival. Dentists and their teams could potentially play a role in the public perception, prevention and detection of lung cancer.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humans, Neoplasms, Lung Neoplasms, Survival Rate, Smoking, Dentists, Female, Tobacco Smoking
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2020 10:14
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 23:56
DOI: 10.1038/s41415-020-1418-9
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