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Golnik clinic tracks progress in lung cancer treatment

By: J.S., STA

The Golnik Clinic of Respiratory and Allergic Diseases is one of Slovenia’s main lung cancer treatment facilities, diagnosing about 40% of some 1,500 new cases of the disease that get detected in the country every year.

Its register of patients shows encouraging progress in treatment in the past decade. Now 60-70% of the patients who get their lung cancer discovered at an early stage are still alive five years on. The clinic campaigning for a screening programme to further reduce mortality.

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