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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