Early diagnosis of lung cancer increases the success rate in treatment.
Lung cancer is one of the most valuable causes of death due to cancer worldwide. However, according to the latest research, screening-based examinations for early diagnosis of lung cancer significantly increase the survival rate, Anadolu Medical Center Medical Oncology Specialist Prof. Dr. Serdar Turhal reminded that it is very important that individuals with a history of smoking should not neglect their lung screening examinations.
The American Lung Association reported that the 5-year median survival of lung cancer patients is 18.6 percent. Anadolu Medical Center Medical Oncology Specialist Prof., pointed out that 16 percent of the patients in general were diagnosed with lung cancer early and more than half of the patients with lung cancer died within one year of being diagnosed. Dr. Serdar Turhal said, “Even though no benefit has been shown for screening-targeted tests for the early diagnosis of many cancers, the 20-year results of a study that questioned the benefit of lung cancer screenings have been reported recently.”
Emphasizing that, according to these results, long-term survival rates in lung cancer can increase up to 80 percent with a low-dose lung tomography scan once a year. Dr. Serdar Turhal said, “This study was carried out by Dr. It was reported by Henschke.”
20-year survival rate 80 percent with early diagnosis
Stating that the survival status of 87,416 patients who participated in the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program was reviewed in this study, Medical Oncology Specialist Prof. Dr. Serdar Turhal said, “The cancer screening results of 1,285 participants among these patients were detected and 83 percent of them had lung cancer in the first stage. The 20-year survival rate of these patients was also 80 percent. In summary, in this study, the group of patients recommended to be screened for lung cancer with tomography, which is the middle age of 50-80 years, with a 20 pack/year smoking history and smokers up to the last 15 years, is characterized by the fact that lung cancer is mostly diagnosed in the first stage and these patients have a high incidence of It has been shown that they survived.”