Saturday, October 28, 2006

I hate lung cancer. It's usually caught too late so it's too often fatal. My mom survived lung cancer 15 years ago because a totally unrelated problem brought her to medical attention long before the cancer would have reared its nasty head.

Good news then in a recent New England Journal of Medicine that screening CT scans in high risk persons can markedly improved the outlook in lung cancer survival. More soon.

1 comment:

Nutrire said...

Yeah I hate lung cancer too, although I work with cardiac/pulmonary patients. We still need to stop the young from ever picking up the habit of smoking and better treatment to help those who do quit! Smoking just like trans fats is a societal issue, not a personal one.