Lung health checks in car parks?
An idea that reduces costs and saves lives: As part of its long-term plan, the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has decided to proactively invite risk groups to free cancer screenings.
The UK is showing just how simple cancer screening can be: High-risk patients are examined within a few minutes, get certainty about the state of their lung health, and don’t even have to go to the hospital. The CT scan needed for the lung check is performed in a converted motorhome in a supermarket car park – so patients can get screened on their way to the shops.
Lung cancer in facts and figures
UK Lung Cancer Screening Trial as a starting point
Tax-financed health care: The NHS
The NHS has ambitious aims to save lives
Mobile lung cancer screening service
The main benefit is to change the mortality of lung cancer. By detecting lung cancer earlier, we would hope that people get more radical treatment and live longer.Professor Richard Booton, Clinical Director of Thoracic Oncology and Director of the Manchester Lung Health Check Programme at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Certainty in just 20 minutes
Why are CT scans used for screening?
How lung cancer screening reduces costs for healthcare providers
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