CT Scans and reducing cancer

By: Morgan Schutters Email
By: Morgan Schutters Email

Doctors are calling it one of the most important findings in cancer
research in the last decade.

A new study shows CT scans can dramatically lower the risk of dying from lung cancer.

Researchers followed 53-thousand heavy smokers.
Half had x-rays, the other half got more sensitive CT scans, which detected tumors when they were much smaller.

Doctors found the group with CT scans had 20-percent fewer deaths.
Experts say this discovery could save thousands of lives each year.

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  • by Lulu Location: ky on Nov 5, 2010 at 12:27 PM
    Though ct scans do emit large doses of radiation, they would not be performed as frequently as most chest x-rays. I feel the benefit of early detection greatly out numbers the threat of radiation overexposure.
  • by Terri Location: east ky on Nov 5, 2010 at 04:24 AM
    But please notice they are NOT telling you how many cancers these monster radiation producing machines are triggering(and it's a lot).


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