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Can lung cancer be detected early?

Related Topics: Lung Cancer

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There is no test to detect early lung cancer. But a new technique called spiral or helical low-dose CT scanning has been successful in detecting early lung cancers in smokers and former smokers when combined with other noninvasive tests. It has not yet been shown whether this test will actually save lives or improve treatment. It's also uncertain when and how often such testing should be done.
Talk to your doctor about whether this test is right for you.

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