- •Never-smokers with lung cancer often present late as there are no established aetiological risk factors.
- •The annual frequency of developing lung cancer in never-smokers increased from 13% to 28%.
- •This is attributable to an absolute increase in numbers and not simply a change in the ratio of never-smokers to smokers.
- •Presenting features were non-specific and majority were detected on incidental imaging.
- •We observed more than a double the annual frequency of lung cancer in never-smokers in the last 7 years.
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☆This work was presented at the IASLC 16th World Conference on Lung Cancer September 6–9 2015, Denver, Colorado.