New targeted therapies and immuno-therapies are being registered in South Africa, hence it is vital to stay abreast of these developments. In the private sector, the South African healthcare system is very sophisticated, offering state-of-the-art medical and diagnostic services, as well as world-class treatment modalities. The high prevalence of lung cancer is a particular challenge, with most lung cancers being diagnosed late due to non-specific symptoms resulting in poor patient outcomes. Lung cancer is not restricted to smokers alone as increases in lung cancer in lifetime non-smokers are being observed.           

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