Lung Cancer Screening Resources
We hope that you will find the resources we have provided on our site to be useful. Do you have a question about lung cancer screening that is not answered yet? Email us your questions and we will do our best to help you with what you need to know.
From Free Lung Cancer Screening Studies
"There are currently two free lung cancer screening programs running at Mount Sinai Medical Center and other participating I-ELCAP members sites. One study is for current smokers, and the other is for people who have never smoked, but have had high exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke."
From Lung Cancer Screening 101
"Early detection lung cancer screening with low-dose CT scans lets doctors find lung cancers early, when they are small and still very curable. According to our research, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in October 2006, over 80% of patients who have a lung cancer detected by CT screening can be cured. When the lung cancer is found early, and the patient receives treatment right away, the cure rate rises to 92%. Without early detection screening, over 95% of lung cancer patients eventually die from their lung cancer, usually within a few years of when they are diagnosed."
From Early Lung Cancer Screening FAQs
What is the evidence that lung cancer screening saves lives?
"The latest research from I-ELCAP shows that patients diagnosed with lung cancer as a result of annual CT screening have an overall cure rate of 80%, regardless of stage and type of treatment. When cancers are found at the earliest stage (85% of the patients) and are immediately removed with surgery, the research shows a cure rate of 92%. The research involves over 31,000 patients who are considered to be at risk for lung cancer due to a combination of their age and histories of cigarette smoking, occupational exposure to carcinogens, or exposure to second-hand smoke (New England Journal of Medicine 2006: 355: 1763-1771)."
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