Organizations including the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommend CT lung screening for high-risk individuals. This group includes about nine million
Lung cancer kills about 435 people in the United States every day, making it the leading cancer killer of both American men and women.
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Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both American men and women, causing more deaths than colon, breast, and pancreatic cancers combined. According to the American Lung Association, almost 160,000 Americans are expected to die from lung cancer in 2014.
It's been a big day for screening discussions. Screening: good! No--screening bad! Depends on who's doing the evaluations of risk/benefit, it seems.
Federal health panel officially recommends annual lung cancer screening with chest CT scans for high-risk smokers and some ex-smokers. Potential to save over 20,000 lives.
Although numerous studies seeking to find strong (or any) evidence of a link between SHS (secondhand smoke, or passive smoking) and lung cancer have failed to find such, the popular wisdom (shared by
It s hard to imagine lung tumors to be non-lethal but according to a new study, one in five detected on a CT scan are so slow-growing, they would not affect a person during his or her lifetime, contrary to the general scientific (and popular) consensus previously thought.
By far, the major thrust of pharmaceutical research at this time is aimed at cancer. In 2102, a record eleven oncology drugs were approved by the FDA. Unfortunately, most advances have been incremental, and cures for most previously incurable cancers remain elusive.
Earlier this year, the American College of Chest Physicians issued guidelines stating that doctors should consider low-dose CT screening for individuals at high risk for lung cancer. Now the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is following in their footsteps
Physicians and scientists at the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) reported today that colorectal cancer (CRC), the leading cause of cancer in nonsmokers, may be up to 80 percent preventable through screening and alteration of lifestyle factors. Colorectal cancer is second only to lung cancer as a cause of death from cancer. Without preventive action, about one in every 17 Americans will be diagnosed with CRC,