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CAT scans may be an effective early detection tool for lung cancer

Some experts believe that CAT scans are more effective than x-rays in detecting early lung cancer. Early detection of lung cancer allows for a 78% cure rate whereas a late diagnosis often results in a 5-10% cure rate. The National Cancer Institute in Washington is doing a study to compare the effectiveness of CAT scans against X-rays but the results aren't expected for another 7 years. People at particular risk of developing lung cancer (smoking and age) could benefit from having regular CAT scans to detect early cancer.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by ABC - New York - WABC - Health

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About: CAT scans may be an effective early detection tool for lung cancer

Date: 6 December 2004

Source: ABC - New York - WABC - Health

Author: Dr Jay Adlersberg

URL: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/news/health/wabc_oncall_120604catscan.html

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