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Performing a CT scan on people at risk of lung cancer allows early diagnosis of the disease

Lung cancer continues to have the highest mortality of all malignant neoplasms, both in men and women. Despite advances in treatment, global survival rates for this type of cancer remain practically unchanged in recent decades. A new screening strategy allows early diagnosis in many cases, which in turn reduces the high mortality rate of this disease.

TC image of a healthy thorax. Source: Wikimedia Commons

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