Five seconds that can make the difference to survival. Because that's all it takes to perform a low-dose CT scan, one of the most efficient ways to detect lung cancer. Nevertheless, regular screenings are still not a common occurrence today.
If you look at other screening programs — those screenings were heavily pushed and promoted by the patient organizations. It’s different for lung cancer, and the reason is very sad: patient organizations mainly comprise survivors; in lung cancer, we don't have so many survivors. But more and more frequently, medical and scientific organizations have started to promote screening for the benefit of their patients.Sebastian Schmidt, MD, Head of Strategy and Medical Affairs Computed Tomography at Siemens Healthineers
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