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Health chiefs hope £70m spend will save lives in areas with high death rates from disease

The NHS is spending £70m placing mobile scanning trucks in supermarket car parks in a bid to cut deaths from lung cancer by encouraging patients to undergo a check-up.

NHS England chiefs hope the initiative will improve Britain’s poor record on the early diagnosis of lung cancer and survival rates. Lung cancer is one of the deadliest forms of the disease.

The trucks will offer people aged 55 to 74 who are at high risk of developing lung cancer an “MOT for their lungs” and a computerised tomography scan of their lungs and chest.

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The Guardian

 

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