X-Rays No Help Against Lung Cancer

October 27, 2011

Wall Street Journal

Annual chest X-rays didn't significantly reduce the death rate from lung cancer in a study involving more than 150,000 patients that reflects the challenges of using early detection to save lives in the battle against malignancies.

The findings suggest the best strategy for discovering lung tumors in an early, more treatable stage is screening with more-costly CT scans, which were shown in a separate recent study to lower the death rate by 20% despite a high percentage of false-positive results... Read More

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