CT Scans Catch Lung Cancer Earlier Than X-Rays: NCI

Low-dose computerized tomography -- or CT -- scans better detect earlier stages of lung cancer than a standard chest X-ray, significantly cutting deaths from the disease, the National Cancer Institute announced today. The NCI's study enrolled 53,000 current and past smokers who were screened annually for three years by either CT scan or conventional chest X-rays and found those who were screened CT were 20 percent less likely to die from lung cancer. In a teleconference today, trial...Full Story
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