All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘ct scans’

TRACKING INCIDENTAL FINDINGS

TRACKING INCIDENTAL FINDINGS

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States and has a particularly poor prognosis if not diagnosed early. Prompt follow-up on incidental findings from CT scans ordered for other reasons may find more cancers earlier, but a study published in the April issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (2014;11(4):378-383) reported that …

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Good News for Heavy Smokers

Good News for Heavy Smokers

Smokers beware! Another attempt at saving your lives may be on its way! This time, however, it doesn’t come in the form screaming “You’ll get cancer!!!” from every box of cigarettes. This time it might come in the form of asking “Are we there yet?” A recent issue of Health Affairs covered a study done by a group of actuaries, …

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