Register your Blog
( What is this? )
I Home I More views Today I xxx I xxx I xxx I xxx I xxx I Register your Blog I
 

Initiative to increase lung cancer screening in the United States

-
Outstanding news
Fuente: Health News Report - View all news from this site
Initiative to increase lung cancer screening in the United States Initiative to increase lung cancer screening in the United States

Initiative to increase lung cancer screening in the United States






  Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, accounting for almost 25% of all cancer deaths. Despite advances in treatment and successful efforts to reduce smoking, the disease kills more than 350 people in the U.S. each day ? but it doesn?t have to be this way.If all people who should be screened for lung cancer got screened, we can save tens of thousands of lives, and tens of millions of dollars. Lung cancer is so deadly because it is most often diagnosed at an advanced stage when treatment options are limited, and outcomes are poor.Moffitt Cancer Center and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center have partnered with more than 50 other cancer organizations to issue a call to action urging individuals, providers and insurers to increase access to and utilization of low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans for those at high risk for lung cancer. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends annual screening for people ages 50-80 who have smoked for at least 20 years. However, only 5.7% of eligible Americans were screened for lung cancer before the COVID-19 pandemic ? compared to screening rates for breast, cervical and colon cancers that hover between 60% and 80%. And we know screening rates have decreased for all cancers due to the pandemic.?Early detection is key to reducing lung cancer deaths. We estimate as many as 60,000 lives could be saved each year if the 14.5 million Americans who are eligible rece...
articulo visto
0
veces, esta semana
Initiative to increase lung cancer screening in the United States Initiative to increase lung cancer screening in the United States

facebook:
twitter:

News source: Health News Report
Publication date: 02-11-2022 16:06
visto: 0

If you liked this news, you may be interested in these..

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Recommended Video section of our Outstanding news - Watch More Videos in Outstanding news

Go TO TV Outstanding news

If you liked this news, you may be interested in these..

 

 



Would you like your blog and posts leave here?


 
         

Blogs most viewed last 7 days

News most viewed Today


More Blogs
Social
 

RSSarticle Directory
- Insert Blog

 

Contacto:
[email protected]