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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 »
Lung Cancer Screening – Is It Truly Beneficial? by rajesh moganti Posted Thu 18 Nov 2010 1:44am Lately the NCI make public the preliminary trial outcomes regarding lung cancer screening among individuals in the age band of fifty-five to seventy-four years of age who were smokers with a track record of 219000 cigarettes in their lifetime. That many cigarettes bear equivalence to a packet daily for three decades or duo packets daily for fif ... Read on »
PE a commonly missed fatal disease by Yusuf Saleeby Medical DoctorFacebook Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm 1 Comment CTPA of patient with PE Pulmonary Embolism The patient's diagnosis was made based on the CT pulmonary angiogram (CTPA) of the chest, which revealed multiple thrombi extending into the lobar and segmental/ subsegmental branches of the right and left pulmonary arteries. Venous Doppler ultrasonography of both lower extremities was ... Read on »
Lung cancer screening often yields false positives by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted Tue 20 Apr 2010 9:06am Imaging tests used to screen symptom-free people for lung cancer often find suspicious growths that turn out to not be cancer, according to a U.S. government study published Monday. Researchers say the findings point to a significant downside of using the tests — chest X-rays or spiral CT scans — to try to detect lung cancer early. In ... Read on »
Overdose (of Imaging) in the ER by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 1:34pm Dr. Joel Schwartz, writing in response to an article in Diagnostic Imaging about subspecialty ER radiology, touched upon a nerve. He writes, in part, What Dr. Trefelner (in the original DI article) does not mention is the very low rate of positive studies for ER patients. (At our hospital, ER and private physicians order studies on p ... 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 »
What does a real cancer screening benefit need to look like? by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Fri 05 Nov 2010 12:00am The results of the National Lung Screening Trial were announced yesterday. They show a clear reduction in risk of death from lung cancer among people with a history of heavy smoking. There was a lot of media hoopla. The basic result of the study is that men and women aged between 55 and 75 who had smoked cigarettes for not less ... Read on »
National Lung Cancer Awareness Month by catattack Posted Fri 19 Jun 2009 10:13pm November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month. The Northern California Cancer Center tells us that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and occurs even in non-smokers. It also occurs differently among ethnic groups. New data supports the idea that women are more likely than men to have non-smoking-associated lung cancer. ... Read on »
Boomer Smokers' Early Detection of Lung Cancer by John A. Patient Expert Posted Thu 29 Jul 2010 8:01am It takes more lives in a year than colon, breast, liver, kidney, melanoma and prostate cancers combined. Yet there is still no definitive screening test to detect lung cancer early, when tumors are at their smallest and before the cancer has spread. Scientists already know that chest X-rays and sputum tests don't work well for early d ... Read on »
Healthy Resolutions 2012 – what’s new? by Cancer Research UK Patient Expert Posted Mon 23 Jan 2012 12:00am It’s mid-January, and while many resolutions will still be going strong, some may have already fallen by the wayside. But it’s worth sticking to those healthy plans. Living a healthy life can make you feel more energetic and relaxed, and can reduce the risk of developing cancer. As ever, the past year’s been a busy one in the field of l ... Read on »