Q: What form of lung cancer screening is most effective?
A:Unfortunately, there are no screening techniques for lung cancer proven to be effective enough to reduce mortality rates as of yet. Similar to a few other cancers, lung cancer typically does not show any symptoms while in the earliest, most treatable stages, and as such, early detection relies mainly on the results of screening tests. Of the many methods and techniques for screening that have been studied, none have thus far proven to be both accurate and cost-effective.
Many of the current techniques available for lung cancer screening can be inaccurate. This can mean that results may either read false positives or false negatives. In either scenario, the person dealing with the prospect of lung cancer is put through unnecessary stress or harm. Some of the newest technological advancements may yield better results for future lung cancer screenings, but until proven, there are currently no reliable ways of detecting lung cancer before symptoms arise.
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