Lung cancer is the most common cancer in Scotland. It is also a disease with a particularly poor prognosis, with fewer than 10 per cent of patients in Scotland surviving longer than five years from diagnosis. In the Scotsman (19 Sept), Dr Jo Bowden, talks about an innovative pilot project developed by the Specialist Palliative Care team in NHS Fife, in partnership with the Fife Health and Social Care Partnership and Macmillan Cancer Support. Funded through the Transforming Care After Treatment (TCAT) programme, the project is defining for the first time what Best Supportive Care (BSC) should mean in practice for people with incurable lung cancer.
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