Cancer Awareness

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Did you know?

Only recently has a reliable screening process made it easier for physicians to detect the presence of cancer in the lungs. Unlike cancers of the breast and colon, which have long been screened for using mammograms and colonoscopies, respectively, lung cancers had no such screening processes until recently, when the American Society of Clinical Oncologists recommended using low-dose computed tomography to screen smokers and former smokers at high risk for developing lung cancer. Such screenings, which may help detect lung cancer at its earliest and most treatable stages, are recommended annually for those considered to be at high risk of developing lung cancer.