A report from Macmillan Cancer Support that reviewed cancer mortality data found that over half of lung cancer patients die within six months of diagnosis in the U.K. In the analysis of nearly 85,000 cancer patients from 2004 to 2011, they found that 20% of women with breast cancer and 25% of men with prostate cancer survived for at least seven years after diagnosis and were in good health, but among patients with lung cancer or a common form of brain cancer, only 1% survived in good health long-term. The report stresses the need for early diagnosis.

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