Lung Cancer: Diagnosis

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 27th July 2021.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure more people with lung cancer are diagnosed at an earlier stage in line with the Long Term Plan.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

NHS England and NHS Improvement are prioritising delivery of NHS Long Term Plan commitments that also support COVID-19 recovery, including projects such as targeted lung health checks. This lung health check is available in 19 locations, with a further four sites by September.

We expect to diagnose 6,000 cases of lung cancer at an earlier stage, an increase of more than 30%.

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