Thursday, March 08, 2007

Scans don't save lives, study says | Chicago Tribune

Scans don't save lives, study says | Chicago Tribune: "Screening current or former smokers with annual CT scans does not appear to prevent deaths from lung cancer, a new study concludes.

The study, in Wednesday's edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association, reported that CT screening found three times more cancers than expected and resulted in nearly 10 times as many cancer surgeries. But there was no reduction in deaths from lung cancer."

The sad truth seems to be that there is little we can do to influence the natural history of the disease ! The "War Against Cancer" seems to have failed.

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