Early screening for lung cancer

Early screening for lung cancer

Thousands of people are diagnosed with lung cancer each year and as there are no symptoms during early stages it is difficult to detect.

Doctors are starting a new clinical research program is using low dose CT scans to help detect early-stage lung cancer.

The lung cancer screening program involves a CT scan of the lungs. Sometimes, more tests are required. The CT scan can find lung cancer before it has spread and treatment with surgery is offered to cure it.

People over 55 who are current or former smokers and are in good health may be eligible to take part in the trial.

To register for an upcoming lung cancer screening trial please click here.

Find out more about low dose CT screening and the lung cancer programs.

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Early screening for lung cancer was last modified: May 14th, 2018 by Publicrelations