Lung cancer or COVID-19? How to differentiate between similar presentations
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Lung cancer or COVID-19? How to differentiate between similar presentations

Lynne Pearce Health journalist

Essential facts

About 47,800 people in the UK are diagnosed with lung cancer each year, according to Cancer Research UK (CRUK). It is the most common cause of cancer death in the UK, responsible for in excess of 35,000 deaths a year and equivalent to more than one fifth of all deaths from cancer, says the charity. More than one third of lung cancer cases are diagnosed when someone presents as an emergency, with almost nine in ten of these patients already at stage 3 or 4.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 20, 3, 11-11. doi: 10.7748/cnp.20.3.11.s8

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