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Medical breakthrough to treat lung cancer available in north Mississippi

In 2016, advancement in technology led to the creation of lung cancer screening.

Posted: May 25, 2019 5:13 PM
Updated: May 25, 2019 5:13 PM

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about five years ago, people who smoke were not able to detect lung cancer until it was usually too late. but now - doctors at the north mississippi medical center developed a new screening available that could save lives.. wtva's taylor smith spoke with doctors about the new program... "complication rates are really low" " lung cancer is the number one leading cause of death... it may not be the most common but it is the most lethal" "we've had colonoscopy for colon cancer... and mammograms for brest cancer but we hadn't had any tools up until about 5 years ago to actively screen people at high risk for lung cancer" it's called lotos screening ct of the chest which is a newer modality to treat smokers" "the benefit of this is we detect it at stages one or two we can actually operate on these patients" "if you come in with symptoms of coughing up blood it might already be too late "our success rates and really good and our complication rates are really low" " lung cancer is the number one leading cause of death... it may not be the most common but it is the most lethal" "we've had colonoscopy for colon cancer... and mammograms for brest cancer but we hadn't had any tools up until about 5 years ago to actively screen people at high risk for lung cancer" it's called lotos screening ct of the chest which is a newer modality to treat smokers" "the benefit of this is we detect it at stages one or two we can actually operate on these patients" "if you come in with symptoms of coughing up blood it might already be too late "our success rates and really good and our complication rates are really low" patients are now able to get this screening at nmmc hospitals in iuka, west point, eupora, pontotoc, and hamilton alabama... an
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