Majority of Filipinos with lung cancer do not survive a full year after diagnosis, according to the 2015 Philippine Cancer Facts and Estimates study published by the Philippine Cancer Society.
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the Philippines, just behind breast cancer.
But the latest global data shows that while breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer in the country, lung cancer still claims more lives each year. This was revealed during the Philippine observance of Lung Cancer Awareness Month.
Part of the problem is the nonmanifestation of symptoms during the early stages, such that most Filipinos are diagnosed when lung cancer is at a late and incurable…
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