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HPA Magazine 9
According to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine in October 2006, over 80% of patients who have a lung cancer detected by CT screening can be cured. When the lung cancer is found early, and the patient receives treatment right away, the cure rate rises to 92%. Without early detection screening, over 95% of lung cancer patients eventually die from their lung cancer, usually within a few years of the diagnosis.
Screening is an important and personal decision. Many articles about screening may be useful to help you and your doctor to familiarize with the results of our research. As always, your best bet is to discuss lung cancer screening with your doctor to decide whether it is right for you.
The type of cancer with the highest incidence is lung cancer (1.6 million cases per year, 12.7% of the total) and highest mortality rate (23% of total cancer deaths) worldwide. In Portugal, approximately 3500 people die from lung cancer each year, making it the leading cause of cancer death in men and the 4th largest in women. In the HPA Group there is a multidisciplinary team comprising Pulmonologists, Oncologists, Thoracic Surgeons, Radiotherapists, Radiologists, Clinical Pathologists, Geneticists, Nuclear Medicine Specialists, Psycho-oncologists, Nutritionists, Intensive Care and Palliative Specialists and Nurses who work together to provide patients with the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic resources available. In addition to treatment, the diagnosis of this type of pathology is of the utmost importance.
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