New lung cancer screening guidelines released for high-risk Canadians

New Guidelines on lung cancer screening was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal Monday March 7th 2016.

In the new screening guidelines strongly suggests that current and former smokers between the ages of 55-74 get screened for lung cancer annually. In screening regularly it gives doctor’s the ability to catch the cancer before it is a big concern. The arguments against the annual low-dose CT scanning for lung cancer is that if found usually very invasive surgery must be done to get rid of the cancer.

Hopefully with these new guidelines the prevalence of lung cancer in Canadians will lower.

To read/watch the whole report done by CTV News CLICK HERE.

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