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 the WA International Lung Screen Trial please click here or call 1800 768 655.

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

In the news

Fiona Stanley Hospital News

Landmark study to detect lung cancer early

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6PR interview with Dr Fraser Brims on lung cancer screening

Today Tonight interview with Dr Fraser Brims

 

Early screening for lung cancer was last modified: November 29th, 2018 by Publicrelations