Navigation Links
Early Detection of Lung Cancer

Health officials may be one step closer to a widespread screening policy aimed at detecting lung cancer in its earliest and most treatable phase.//

If further studies confirm findings from Italian researchers, doctors may one day use a combination of spiral computed tomography and positron emission tamography scanning to uncover the cancer before it becomes more difficult to treat.

Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer death worldwide, accounting for more than 1.3 million deaths a year. Since the disease is hard to detect in early and treatable stages, most cases are found only after the cancer has spread. Five year survival rates are low; in Europe, only about 10 percent of patients live that long. Studies have shown CT scans can identify the disease in an early stage in individuals considered at high risk for lung cancer, but they also identify many noncancerous lesions in the process.

In this study, researchers used PET scans to confirm findings from CT scans in more than 1,000 heavy smokers considered at high risk for lung cancer. All had annual CT scans for up to five years. As with previous studies of CT scanning for lung cancer, nodules were identified in a significant percentage of the group -- 29 percent. Most were small, and the protocol called for lesions up to five millimeters to be followed up with using another scan in a year rather than further treatment. Only 9 percent of the participants underwent further investigation of suspicious lesions using a higher-resolution CT scan with or without PET scanning. In this group, 23 percent were found to have lung cancer. Doctors were able to completely remove the cancerous tumors in 95 percent of the cases.
'"/>




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:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The Cruise Web Inc. was recognized today as ... Annual MSC True Partnerships’ Awards. , The 2016 MSC True Partnerships Awards ... based on overall business growth in revenue and guests and continuous partnership support and ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... ... January 24, 2017 , ... West’s ... its annual Solutions Series of webinars will start January 31 with a session ... number of current health and benefits topics, including employee engagement, pricing transparency, population ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 24, 2017 , ... Center ... 21st century leadership, has named Hector M. Chavez, Manager, Employee & Labor Relations at ... center - as its Hispanic Leader of the Month. City of Hope is committed ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 24, 2017 , ... ... Really Need to Thrive , Well-meaning studies such as the Fordham Institute’s ... can better serve top students, such as including gifted or high-achieving students as ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... MA (PRWEB) , ... January 24, 2017 , ... American ... in Bedford, expanding access to high-quality health care for residents in the area. The ... fourth location opened during the past four years by Dave Adams and Dr. Kristina ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... - Forecast to 2025" report to their offering. ... The Global Implantable Medical ... 5.4% over the next decade to reach approximately $54.28 billion by ... is witnessing include 3D medical printing is expected to develop and ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... GAITHERSBURG, Md. , Jan. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... leader in the engineering and industrialization of biology to improve ... announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to ... a clinical-stage company and pioneer in the development of AdenoVerse™ ... and expand upon GenVec,s expertise in adenoviral vectors and cGMP ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... 24, 2017   QR Pharma , Inc., ... novel therapies for the treatment of Alzheimer,s, Parkinson,s ... of four world-class key opinion leaders to its ... QR Pharma,s previous roster of impressive advisors in ... support the development of the breakthrough mechanism of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: