Early Lung Cancer Detection Using Computed Tomography
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Early detection of lung cancer may improve treatment outcomes. Risk factors have been identified, suggesting a population which might benefit from regular screening. Lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) has experienced a recent renaissance with reported sensitivity for detection of lung cancer of 2.7% in high-risk populations. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the utility of LCDT for the early diagnosis of lung cancer in Ontario.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
55 Years to 85 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
high risk current and former smokers
55 years or older at least 10 pack-year history of smoking general good health
any prior cancers except non-melanotic skin cancer