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US Preventive Services Task Force CT Lung Cancer Screening Recommendations: Community Awareness and Perceptions PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 31 January 2016 17:00
Although lung cancer is the third most common type of cancer diagnosed, it remains the leading cause of death from cancer in the United States for both men and women [1]. The average 5-year survival rate is low, hovering under 20%. However, the survival rate is considerably higher (approximately 50%) when lung cancer is diagnosed early, while the tumor remains localized. Yet currently, the large majority of lung cancer patients are diagnosed with more extensive disease [2].

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