Lung Cancer pp 110-117 | Cite as

Palliative Management

  • R. J. Berry
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 92)


Oncologists are by nature optimists, but it is necessary to take a longer view and to put the clinical problem of lung cancer into perspective. At present, 39% of all UK cancer deaths in males and 13% of deaths from malignant disease in females are due to lung cancer. The age distribution of patients newly diagnosed as having lung cancer in the South Thames Regions is shown in Table 1. What is immediately obvious is that the majority of patients are past retirement from active economic life and many are in their seventh and eighth decades.


Chest Clinic London Borough Middlesex Hospital Superior Vena Cava Obstruction Palliative Management 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Berry
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  1. 1.Department of OncologyMiddlesex Hospital Medical SchoolLondonGreat Britain

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