Lung cancer screening comes of age

January 16, 2013

Jonathan Daniel, M.D.
Thoracic surgeon, Providence Cancer Center

Published December 2012

Lung cancer is the No. 1 malignancy-related killer in America, responsible for more deaths each year than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined.

Symptoms usually appear when the disease is advanced; in fact, only about one in four patients presents early enough for successful surgical resection.

As with colonoscopy or mammogram screening, the overall death rate of this disease could be lowered if these tumors were detected at an early stage when intervention can bring a cure.

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