From this CPD module on lung cancer you will learn about:
- The prevalence of lung cancer in the UK
- Its causes
- The red flags that may present in community pharmacy
- Advice regarding practical measures and lifestyle changes
Download a printable PDF of this module – including the five-minute test – here.
Lung cancer is the third most common form of cancer, with around 46,400 people diagnosed with it each year.(1) It is more prevalent in men than women, and normally diagnosed in the over-40-year-old population,(1,2) although prevalence is highest in the 85-89-year age group.(3) This links closely with the fact that, historically, men have always smoked more than women, and this is still true, with 16.4% of men vs 12.6% of women reported as current smokers in