Study Finds CT Scans More Effective Lung Cancer Screening Method

November 11, 2014 7:45 AM

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Study Finds CT Scans More Effective Lung Cancer Screening Method

Statistics show that lung cancer claims approximately 160,000 lives every year. Also, lung cancer deaths account for at least 25 percent of all cancer deaths—more than the death rate from prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, and colorectal cancer combined.

Almost 90 percent of patients diagnosed with lung cancer die from it. While the survival rate for most cancers are not always that great, the survival rate for lung cancer is so low because it is usually discovered far too late into the disease cycle—past the point where it is possible to treat it a...

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