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NIH-funded study shows 20 percent reduction in lung cancer mortality with low-dose CT compared to chest X-ray: by Cancer.gov Posted Sun 07 Aug 2011 10:33pm NIH-funded study shows 20 percent reduction in lung cancer mortality with low-dose CT compared to chest X-ray: NCI Press Release Scientists have found a 20 percent reduction in deaths from lung cancer among current or former heavy smokers who were screened with low-dose helical computed tomography (CT) versus those screened by chest ... Read on »
Lung cancer metastasis: new drugs in the market? by Dr. Nagaraj Posted Thu 05 Nov 2009 5:12am Lung cancer: The lungs are a pair of cone-shaped breathing organs in the chest. The lungs bring oxygen into the body as you breathe in. They release carbon dioxide, a waste product of the body’s cells, as you breathe out. Each lung has sections called lobes. The left lung has two lobes. The right lung is slightly larger and has three lobes. Tw ... Read on »
To Scan or Not To Scan for Early Lung Cancer by Stephen Schimpff, MD Posted Tue 11 Jan 2011 12:00am Lung cancer is the most common cancer other than skin cancer. The survival rate is still dismal so early diagnosis presumably could make an impact. Chest x-rays just do not have the sensitivity to find early lung cancer. Computed tomography (CT Scans) can detect very small lesions in the lung. Another study has now been completed and it was able ... Read on »
Lung cancer trial results show mortality benefit with low-dose CT by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Sun 07 Nov 2010 2:13pm NIH News The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is today releasing initial results from a large-scale test of screening methods to reduce deaths from lung cancer by detecting cancers at relatively early stages. The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), a randomized national trial involving more than 53,000 current and ... Read on »
What Is A Chest X Ray? by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Mon 25 Oct 2010 2:16pm National Heart Lung and Blood Institute What Is a Chest X Ray? A chest x ray is a painless, noninvasive test that creates pictures of the structures inside your chest, such as your heart, lungs, and blood vessels. “Noninvasive” means that no surgery is done and no instruments are inserted into your body. This tes ... Read on »
Lung cancer trial results show mortality benefit with low-dose CT:Twenty percent fewer lung cancer deaths seen among those who w by Cancer.gov Posted Wed 03 Nov 2010 9:00pm Lung cancer trial results show mortality benefit with low-dose CT: Twenty percent fewer lung cancer deaths seen among those who were screened with low-dose spiral CT than with chest X-ray The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is today releasing initial results from a large-scale test of screening methods to reduce deaths from lun ... Read on »
A personal experience of treating lung cancer patients by Cancer Research UK Patient Expert Posted Mon 14 May 2012 12:00am What is it like to work as a lung cancer nurse? Lung cancer is the most common cancer in the world. Over 1.6 million people across the globe were diagnosed with the disease in 2008 (the last comprehensive count). That’s more than 4,300 people every day. But these chilling numbers aren’t the ones we think of, or are aware of, when w ... Read on »
Tests & Diagnostics for Lung Cancer by Med Team Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm Here is a list of some of the common tests and diagnostics for Lung Cancer: Bone scan Bronchoscopy Chest x-ray Colorectal Cancer CT scan Fecal Occult Bleeding Lung biopsy Lung Function Mediastinoscopy Mediastinotomy MRI Needle aspiration biopsy Pathology Physical exam Positron Emission Tomography ... Read on »
CT Scans Seem to Lower Lung Cancer Death Rates by Medline Plus Posted Thu 04 Nov 2010 11:00am Major trial finds 20% drop, but experts say it's too early to make firm recommendations Thursday, November 4, 2010 THURSDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT scans cut mortality rates in older, current or former heavy smokers by 20 percent, a major U.S. governm ... Read on »
Lung Cancer Part 2 - Early Diagnosis by Stephen Schimpff, MD Posted Fri 26 Apr 2013 12:00am Most patients found to have lung cancer die within a year largely because their tumor has already spread, making treatment difficult. Now there is real reason to believe that lung cancer can be detected early and with it witness an improvement in cure. Given that 160,000 Americans die each year - more than the next four cancers combined – ... Read on »