Recent Newspaper & Online Columns by Kate Scannell MD

CT scans: Radiating hope and concern about cancer

November 25, 2010

Tags: CT scans, lung cancer, screening, Kate Scannell

By Kate Scannell, Syndicated columnist, Bay Area News Group
First Published in Print: 11/14/2010

LAST WEEK'S news radiated hope that smokers' lung cancer mortality rates might be decreased through serial CT scanning -- as it also radiated concerns about the safety of CT scanning in general.

Last week, researchers from the National Cancer Institute proclaimed that the lung cancer death rate for smokers could be lowered by 20 percent if smokers underwent regular CT screening to detect early evidence of cancer. (more…)

Comments have been disabled for this post