Cancers detected early thanks to pioneering trial

A lung cancer trial aiming to detect disease in higher risk patients before they show symptoms has caught dozens of cases early.

More than 100 lung cancers have been detected by the Leeds Lung Health Check, which has screened 5,600 people since its launch in November 2018.

Lung cancer, the most common cancer in Yorkshire, is frequently diagnosed at a late stage when treatment options are more limited and survival rates are lower. 

But thanks to the screening, patients diagnosed at an early stage went on to receive surgery and curative radiotherapy. 

The multimillion pound trial is a partnership between the University of LeedsLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Leeds City Council, and is funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research.

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