This week a new and innovative study on lung cancer screening came out and revealed some interesting information about the deadly ailment. Doing lung cancer screenings has never been very common but recently researchers have begun doing it more and more often, what they have found is that a few simple screening procedures can quickly and easily detect cancer in the early stages and help reduce deaths.
According to doctors a few simple CT scans could likely save thousands of lives or more due to lung cancer detection and they are hopeful that some day soon it will become significantly more common for the screening to take place. Researchers say that lung cancer screening is really only necessary in high risk patients such as smokers, but running them through a simple CT scan would be about 90% effective at detecting the cancer in even the earliest onset in most patients. This is absolutely great news for everyone, even non smokers, because the procedure is simple and already widespread so it should not be difficult to make it a common practice.
Doctors are expecting to begin more lung cancer screenings as soon as possible in many cases. This new push for lung cancer screening really could save thousands of lives per year.