How is lung cancer indistinguishable from metastases in the lungs?
Patients who carcinoma of the head and neck survive have a high risk of developing lung cancer or lung metastases. Thomas Geurts describes a new model at the genetic level in a fast and practical way to distinguish between these two disorders. In almost half of cases where doctors suspected a metastasis to do to have it proved in reality to be a new lung tumor. Survival in the two groups differed not. Screening for lung cancer in this patient group was not mentally taxing. Screening is unlikely to be cost-effective, a national study into this matter is not feasible given the insufficient number of patients. Such research will therefore be conducted in an international context.
How is lung cancer indistinguishable from metastases in the lungs? posted by Maulana Ibrahim @ 11:18 PM