Navigation Links
Early Detection Of Lung Cancer Using CT Scan Is Curable

Lung cancer is one of the major health problems in US. If detected early then it can be completely cured. Computed tomography (CT) scan identifies lung cancer at the early stage. //

According to the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program Investigators detection of lung cancer in early stage facilitates an increased survival rate. The size of the tumor is useful in predicting the stage and the spread of the cancer.

The researchers tell that the CT scan is a very useful diagnostic tool. Dr. Claudia I. Henschke, from Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, and her colleagues conducted a study on nearly 29,000 people from 1993 to 2004.

All of them underwent a CT scan. The results were that a total of 464 cases of lung cancer were diagnosed. Among the lung cancer identified 436 were non-small cell lung cancers and 28 were small cell lung cancer.

The researchers said that if non-small cell cancers were detected early then there is increased chances of complete cure using surgery. In case of small cell cancers the treatment is usually with chemotherapy.

The results also showed that 91% of the non-small cell cancers did not spread and the size of the tumor in the patients was 15 millimeters or smaller in diameter. On the other when the tumor size increased to 36 millimeters or greater there is metastasis in about 55% of the cases.

The small cell cancers appeared as solid nodules and 67% o the tumors were 25 millimeters or smaller showing no metastasis and 33% were larger tumors showing metastasis. The researcher says that most of the lung cancer, which has not spread into the lymph node, is curable.

The curability rate is higher when the tumor size is smaller. Hence this research is of great importance in the treatment of lung cancer.


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Early detection of prostate cancer
2. Early detection of heart attack
3. Early puberty linked to nutrition
4. Early Clue to Down Syndrome
5. Early delivery can prevent cancer
6. Early puberty more resistance
7. Early menopause- The cause
8. Early menopause- The cause
9. Early Warning System For Breast Cancer
10. Early therapy aids eyesight
11. Early detection of colorectal cancer may be hindered by coloured toilet disinfectants
Post Your Comments:

(Date:10/13/2015)... ... 13, 2015 , ... The added calories and sugar in an average trick-or-treat ... a parent to do? Registered dietitians from Retrofit , the leading corporate weight ... year. , “Halloween is a high-calorie holiday,” said Dara Aronow, Registered Dietitian, Retrofit. ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Vision Group Holdings, the largest LASIK provider in North America, ... The LASIK Vision Institute and TLC Laser Eye Centers, Vision Group Holdings has performed ... correction. , Global Laser Vision will continue to operate in San Diego as it ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... October 13, 2015 , ... ... the United States, today announced the release of its limited edition holiday seasonal ... Cocktail Agua Fresca. All feature the unique flavor combinations and delicious taste Califia ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... 13, 2015 , ... ProText Kinetic Panel is a typography creation tool made ... can create energetic text animations in any layout without the use of keyframes. Using ... timeline and stylize the text. With intuitive on-screen controls, users can re-position and scale ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... Williamsport, PA (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2015 , ... ... (SH) 2015 utility costs were 36 percent lower per square foot than in 2009. ... the actual cost of heating and cooling has decreased by eight percent. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/13/2015)... , Oct. 13, 2015  The spine division ... leader in musculoskeletal healthcare, will showcase its portfolio of ... Spine Society (NASS) annual meeting, October 14-17, 2015, in ... also host two clinical events: "Supplemental MIS ... Presentation Wednesday, October 14 12:30 – 1 p.m. ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... N.J. , Oct. 13, 2015  ContraVir ... the "Company"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the ... announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten ... stock and warrants to purchase up to 3,000,000 ... fixed combined price to the public of $3.00. ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... JOLLA, Calif. , Oct. 13, 2015  Human ... revolutionize the practice of medicine, announced today the launch ... clinical research project that has the potential to transform ... San Diego, CA , at HLI,s headquarters ... in 2016 in other US and International cities. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: