Review: More frequent compared with less frequent chest radiographic screening may increase lung cancer mortality: COMMENTARY

Lacasse, Yves
March 2004
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2004, Vol. 140 Issue 2, p48
Academic Journal
The article comments on a study conducted to examine the effects of screening of lung cancer in reducing lung cancer mortality. Clinicians and organizations have long ago abandoned lung cancer screening using plain chest radiography and sputum cytology. Notwithstanding the recent interest in screening by low-dose computed tomography, the clear indications that screening by computed tomography alters the natural history of the disease and reduces mortality are still pending. This apprehension is exacerbated by the anticipated finding of a large number of indeterminate pulmonary nodules requiring additional investigation.


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