Navigation Links
Cancer Society Suggests CT Lung Screening for Heavy Smokers
Date:1/11/2013

tion of CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

Results from the 2010 trial indicated that deaths from lung cancer in specific high-risk groups could be reduced by annual CT screening. "These findings indicate that the adoption of lung cancer screening could save many lives," the cancer society concluded.

As with any guidelines, however, recommendations may change over time as more people are screened and new data are analyzed.

Despite the lifesaving benefits of screening, there are still some harms and limitations. Among these are missed cancers, anxiety caused by abnormal results, the need for additional tests and biopsies, investigation of other findings not related to lung cancer and exposure to radiation from repeated testing, the cancer society noted.

The cancer society hopes these guidelines will help inform people at high risk for lung cancer about finding lung cancer early, when it has the best chance of being treated.

Many questions remain, Edelman noted.

"The most prominent is which groups who have lower risks of lung cancer than the group studied will benefit from screening. That is, at what point, in terms of risk factors, will the risks of radiation and biopsy of benign tumors outweigh the risk of cancer," he said.

There are not only important medical questions, but also economic ones since issues of increased costs and insurance coverage are yet to be addressed, Edelman said.

Another expert, Dr. Michael Unger, a doctor with Allied Healthcare Associates in Northbrook, Ill., said that "it has been proven repeatedly that mere chest X-ray screening is insufficient to provide any benefit to survival."

That said, there have been several studies showing a survival benefit by screening high-risk individuals with low dose CT scans, he added.

"Whether or not such screening recommendations are accepted by Medicare and private insurance companies will eventually determine how broadly these recom
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. American Cancer Society recommends informed decision making in lung cancer screening
2. UGA discovery promises to improve drugs used to fight cancer, other diseases
3. Project to capture and interrogate single cancer cells wins innovator award
4. US Drug Watchdog Now Urges Families Of Diabetics Diagnosed with Bladder Cancer To Call The Johnson Law Group If They Used the Diabetes Drug Called Actos
5. Inclusion of CTC as HEDIS screening modality could increase colorectal cancer screening compliance
6. Surgical technique spots cancer invasion with fluorescence
7. Cancer scientists determine mechanism of 1 of the most powerful tumor-suppressor proteins, Chd5
8. Helping patients navigate new cancer drugs
9. Pap Test Could Spot Some Ovarian Cancers, Study Finds
10. High fiber diet prevents prostate cancer progression
11. Microscopic blood in urine unreliable indicator of urinary tract cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Cancer Society Suggests CT Lung Screening for Heavy Smokers 
(Date:9/3/2015)... South Bend, IN (PRWEB) , ... September 03, ... ... Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, and Indiana University, Indianapolis, have chosen Center for ... immediately, physicians from these institutions will train at CHC as part of fulfilling ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... September 03, 2015 , ... Real ... products, today announced that professional bull rider David Mason has signed an official endorsement ... calf at the age of six and his first bull at 15. He is ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... September 03, 2015 , ... ... desktop solution for LANDESK Management Suite customers, as part of the LANDESK ... approach to IT, by delivering the best mobile user experience in remote access ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... 2015 , ... The Linda Hall Library 2015 Fall Lecture Series ... IceCube observatory at the South Pole, and the interior of life-extending stem cells ... the world's foremost independently funded research library devoted to science, engineering, and technology, will ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... 03, 2015 , ... According to an Oncology Nurse Advisor article ... patients with oropharyngeal cancer (oral cancer) to be successfully diagnosed and treated for relapses ... HPV infections, which have a high rate of success in treatment and elimination of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Physicians from Mayo Clinic and Indiana University to Complete Hospice & Palliative Medicine Training at Center for Hospice Care 2Health News:Real Time Pain Relief Sponsors the Talented PBR Bull Rider from Down Under - David Mason 2Health News:Real Time Pain Relief Sponsors the Talented PBR Bull Rider from Down Under - David Mason 3Health News:Splashtop Partners with LANDESK to Deliver High Performance Remote Access and Remote Support to and from Mobile Devices and Chromebook 2Health News:Splashtop Partners with LANDESK to Deliver High Performance Remote Access and Remote Support to and from Mobile Devices and Chromebook 3Health News:Splashtop Partners with LANDESK to Deliver High Performance Remote Access and Remote Support to and from Mobile Devices and Chromebook 4Health News:Facing the Frontiers of Science and Technology The Linda Hall Library Announces 2015 Fall Lecture Series Featuring Experiences from the South Pole to Outer Space 2Health News:Facing the Frontiers of Science and Technology The Linda Hall Library Announces 2015 Fall Lecture Series Featuring Experiences from the South Pole to Outer Space 3Health News:Facing the Frontiers of Science and Technology The Linda Hall Library Announces 2015 Fall Lecture Series Featuring Experiences from the South Pole to Outer Space 4Health News:Facing the Frontiers of Science and Technology The Linda Hall Library Announces 2015 Fall Lecture Series Featuring Experiences from the South Pole to Outer Space 5Health News:LA Periodontists Discuss Study on Post-Treatment Oral Rinses Used to Test Recurrence of Oral Cancers 2Health News:LA Periodontists Discuss Study on Post-Treatment Oral Rinses Used to Test Recurrence of Oral Cancers 3
... standards for elder care in nursing homes are the only ... to prevent serious safety violations, according to a new study ... ,The majority of the nation's elderly and disabled in ... national recommendations for safe care, the study found. While no ...
... approved Torisel (temsirolimus) for the treatment of a certain type ... Torisel was approved based on a study that showed use ... carcinoma. The drug is an enzyme inhibitor, a protein that ... ,'We have made significant advances in the battle against kidney ...
... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has ... disasters.,In fact it goes further than others and ... to push Earth past "critical tipping points" with "dangerous ... by NASA and the Columbia University Earth Institute appears ...
... might be the brand ambassadors of India. But they could ... happened in the case of Thirumurthy Nakka Boomaiah , ... of Tamil Nadu. ,He has been sentenced to ... a flight from London to Philadelphia and assaulting flight attendants. ...
... rubber combined with sulphur to improve its overall strength ... is difficult to reform and reuse old tyres. The ... a landfill, a process that releases heavy metals and other ... David Isaac and colleagues at Swansea University, UK, have shown ...
... technology is expected to help physicians better classify breast ... by the FDA that allows doctors to measure ... new technique may significantly reduce the need for biopsies. ... percent of biopsies turn up positive for cancer. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Policy Changes Have Direct Effect on Nursing Home Care 2Health News:Policy Changes Have Direct Effect on Nursing Home Care 3Health News:FDA: New Drug for Advance Kidney Cancer 2Health News:Global Warming Disaster Closer Than Thought, Says NASA 2Health News:Global Warming Disaster Closer Than Thought, Says NASA 3Health News:Indian Engineer Sentenced for Groping Women During Flight 2
(Date:9/3/2015)... , Sept. 3, 2015 Research and ... the "Radiology Information Systems Market by Type, Deployment ... & Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. ... is estimated at $501.1 Million 2014, and is projected ... of 7.6% from 2014 to 2019. ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... 3, 2015  VirtualScopics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSCP ... solutions, announced today, they are collaborating with a ... philanthropic, epidemiology study partnering with the Ministry of ... has teamed up with a cardiac sonographer to ... results will be used to identify children with ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER ) today announced that it ... and its subsidiary, Par Sterile Products, LLC, (collectively "Par") ... New Jersey and in the ... Delaware . The lawsuits were filed under the ... U.S. Patent Nos. 8,173,707, 8,586,633 and 9,066,856, which relate ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Radiology Information Systems Market Report 2015 - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019 for the $700+ Million Industry 2Radiology Information Systems Market Report 2015 - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019 for the $700+ Million Industry 3VirtualScopics, Inc. Collaborates with Large Pharmaceutical Company on a Philanthropic, Epidemiology Study in Africa 2VirtualScopics, Inc. Collaborates with Large Pharmaceutical Company on a Philanthropic, Epidemiology Study in Africa 3VirtualScopics, Inc. Collaborates with Large Pharmaceutical Company on a Philanthropic, Epidemiology Study in Africa 4Omeros Files Infringement Suits Against Par 2Omeros Files Infringement Suits Against Par 3Omeros Files Infringement Suits Against Par 4
... ClinStar, LLC , an established CRO providing ... Russia and Eastern Europe to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology ... organization as Vice President, Operations.  (Logo:  ... professional with over a decade of experience in the ...
... Biotechnology Corporation (OTCBB: GNBT.OB) today announced that the ... cancer vaccine did not air yesterday as originally ... 2011 promotional spot).  The Company will provide a ... as to a rescheduled air date and time. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Richard Koenig Joins ClinStar as Vice President, Operations 2Generex Provides Update on Bloomberg TV Breast Cancer Vaccine Segment 2Generex Provides Update on Bloomberg TV Breast Cancer Vaccine Segment 3
... Addressing the key clinical and economic issues ... System is designed to maximize tension control ... The system combines efficient instrumentation with a ... Grip system is indicated for general orthopaedic ...
... The Minimally Invasive Hip Instruments ... THA through a mini-incision using ... set of instruments helps reduce ... invasive THA by optimizing exposure ...
... The Inteq TFCC ... facilitates suturing of the ... the dorsal capsule when ... The Inteq system should ...
... Series I Small Joint ... features a complete line ... instruments specifically designed for ... are available in a ...
Medicine Products: