The diagnosis of suspected lung cancer: Impact of practice organization on timeliness and distress.

P. Brocken

Promotor: P. Dekhuijzen, J. Prins
Copromotor: H. van der Heijden, L. de Geus-Oei
Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
January 15, 2015


Globally, lung cancer is the most prevalent cancer, the first cause of cancer death in men and second in women. Since lung cancer is specifically smoking related, the lung cancer incidence rate showed a slow but steady decline in men in developed countries as a result of decreased tobacco consumption during the last quarter of the last century. In women, the incidence rose in the western world until recent stabilization.

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