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CT Scans for Lung Cancer Screening May Be Beneficial in Detecting COPD by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Wed 26 Oct 2011 10:04pm Among men who were current or former heavy smokers, undergoing lung cancer screening with computed tomography (CT) scanning identified a substantial proportion who had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), suggesting that this method may be helpful as an additional tool in detecting COPD, according to a stu ... 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 »
Rosetta Genomics Interview – microRNA for Diagnosing Lung Cancer Tumors by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 11 Jan 2009 4:20pm Tests to detect cancer of the unknown primary Rosetta Genomics – Today I had the opportunity to speak with and interview Ronen Tamir, Chief Commercialization Officer, at Rosetta to find out how microRNA is helping diagnose and treat cancer.   If you have been keeping up with the news of late, Rosetta in the last couple of weeks has had 3 pr ... 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 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 »
New Blood Test Developed to Detect Lung Cancer – CPT Code and Available in the US by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 01 Jun 2009 10:43pm The test was launched here in the US last week.  It does have a CPT code but the web pages sates they do not anticipate insurance coverage yet for the test so you are on your own for this one.   The NHS plans to have the test worked into their system within a year.  BD From the website: “EarlyCDT TM does have established, applicable CPT co ... Read on »
Can CAT Scans Prevent Lung Cancer? Smoke and Mirrors by MKirschMD Posted Sun 07 Nov 2010 3:17am I still marvel at the accomplishments of CAT scans and imaging studies.  These technologies have revolutionized the medical profession.  Imagine foretelling 50 years ago that a new technology would emerge that could perform ‘exploratory surgery’ without an incision.   This prediction would be greeted with disbelief, if not scoffing.  Of course, t ... Read on »
Small bowel cancer by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Small bowel cancer Cancers affecting the small bowel are rare. In the UK approximately 750 people are diagnosed with a small bowel cancer each year. The small bowel forms part of the digestive system and extends between the stomach and the large bowel (or colon). The small bowel is divided into three main parts: the duodenum, the ... Read on »
Lung Cancer Overview - Part 1 of 5 by Stephen Schimpff, MD Posted Tue 23 Apr 2013 12:00am There has been some remarkable progress in recent years in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer. 160,000 Americans die annually from lung cancer making it second only to heart disease as a cause of death and slightly more than the next four cancers combined – breast, colon, pancreas and prostate.  This is largely because lung cancer ... Read on »
Can Spiral CT Scans Detect Curable Lung Cancer? But Wait, There's More! by MKirschMD Posted Sun 01 Jan 2012 6:00am A hundred bucks doesn’t buy much these days. A crisp Ben Franklin can be exchanged for 50 Big Macs A Broadway show ticket A night in a New York City hotel (just joking) A college textbook (paperback) Your life Your life? Yes, 5 crumpled Andy Jacksons can save your life, as was reported earlier this year in a front p ... Read on »