Posts Tagged ‘CT imaging’

August 1 marks World Lung Cancer Awareness Day

1 Aug 2017 by under News
Lung abscess   CT scan 7471756882CREDITYALEROSEN 100x100 August 1 marks World Lung Cancer Awareness Day

Credit: Yale Rosen

is most often associated with smoking, and rightfully so. An average of 130,659 Americans (74,300 men and 56,359 women) died of smoking-attributable lung cancer each year between 2005 and 2010, according to the American Lung Association. On this World Lung Cancer Awareness Day, it is important to note that smoking is not the only cause of lung cancer. (more…)

Low-dose CT used to detect asbestos-related cancers

12 Apr 2017 by under Research/Treatment

StevenMarkowitz 100x100 Low dose CT used to detect asbestos related cancersWhile mesothelioma most often affects the lining surround the lungs, it is not technically considered a , as it could also affect the lining of the heart or the abdomen. Mesothelioma, which is caused by the inhalation or ingestion of , is relatively rare. In fact, those exposed to asbestos are at a far greater risk of lung cancer than mesothelioma. Lung cancers are treatable with early detection, whereas mesothelioma has a long latency period that makes early detection incredibly difficult.  However, advancements in the early detection of lung cancers may  help detect mesothelioma as well. (more…)

CT scanning may not be an accurate way to test for mesothelioma

6 Jan 2017 by under Research/Treatment

800px Spiral CT edited 100x100 CT scanning may not be an accurate way to test for mesothelioma It is no secret that can be difficult to diagnose. By the time patients have symptoms, the disease may already be in its later stages. A new study by researchers at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow has added another layer to that difficulty.

Based on their conclusions, contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) scans may not be sensitive enough to confirm or discredit a diagnosis, according to Surviving Mesothelioma. (more…)