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We know that lung cancer incident rates are highest with the 80 to 89 age range across males and females.  However, lung cancer can be diagnosed with people at a much earlier age.  

Age-specific incidence rates rise steeply from around age 45 and although less common can be found in younger age ranges. The specialist nurse’s role is key when supporting the varying needs of our patients.  

Further reading and information

Shine Cancer Support - Cancer support charity for young people 

Age UK: Cancer in later life

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation - Campaigning, Information, Support Groups and Other help for people with lung cancer

Mesothelioma UK -  Free specialist information, support & improved care and treatment

Maggies: Information and support for people with cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support - Support for people with cancer

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