What Procedures Are Used to Screen for Lung Cancer?
Chest Radiograph (X ray)
However, these procedures typically lack sufficient accuracy to be used in routine screening of Asymptomatic Persons and are therefore rarely practiced unless an individual is showing signs of Lung Cancer.
Should I Be Screened for Lung Cancer?
Physicians do not
typically recommend routine screening for Lung Cancer, but choose to
rather counsel their patients against the use of tobacco.
Incidence of Lung Cancer
Cancer of the lung, is the leading cause of death from cancer, in both men and women. In the U.S., Lung Cancer has one of the poorest prognoses of all cancers, with a 5-year survival rate of less than 13%.
risk factors for Lung Cancer, include tobacco use and certain environmental
For more detailed information about Lung Cancer Screening Procedures,
and information on the increased incidence of survival due to screening,
Source: The National Institute of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
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