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Perception of Lung Cancer among the General Population and Comparison with Other Cancers

Saturday, February 21, 2015

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Source Name: Journal of Thoracic Oncology


Mazières, Julien; Pujol, Jean-Louis; Kalampalikis, Nikos; Bouvry, Diane; Quoix, Elisabeth; Filleron, Thomas; Targowla, Nathalie; Jodelet, Denise; Milia, Julie; Milleron, Bernard

A survey involving the general public identified opinions regarding lung cancer.  Most felt it was related to smoking and lifestyle, was a serious cancer, and involved major treatments.  The participants underestimated cure rates for early stage disease (52% survival) and overestimated overall survival (32% survival). 

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