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Research to look into why lung cancer not being picked up early in Gloucestershire
Two thirds of people diagnosed with lung cancer in Gloucestershire will be dead within a year.
The shocking figures have been released as a new study is launched into why people with the disease are not being picked up more quickly.
The study will focus on Gloucester, as cases tend to be higher in urban areas, but the results will be used to shape services across the county.
Heart has been finding out more from Dr Sola Aruna, Consultant in Public Health at NHS Gloucestershire.
Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the South West and is the leading cause of death in men, it is the second most common cause of deaths in women, after breast cancer.