Screening might avert many lung cancer deaths: study

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GailRodriguez wrote:

Lung cancer has a devastatingly low five-year survival rate, and because symptoms of the disease do not typically manifest in the early stages, many patients do not receive a diagnosis until it is too late. Irrefutable evidence has confirmed time and again that low-dose CT for high-risk individuals has the potential to save thousands of lives. The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) urges all insurers—including Medicare—to provide access to this important technology for patients at high risk for lung cancer. – Gail Rodriguez, Executive Director of MITA

Feb 28, 2013 3:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
GailRodriguez wrote:

Lung cancer has a devastatingly low five-year survival rate, and because symptoms of the disease do not typically manifest in the early stages, many patients do not receive a diagnosis until it is too late. Irrefutable evidence has confirmed time and again that low-dose CT for high-risk individuals has the potential to save thousands of lives. The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) urges all insurers—including Medicare—to provide access to this important technology for patients at high risk for lung cancer. – Gail Rodriguez, Executive Director of MITA

Feb 28, 2013 3:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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