Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the US. The good news is that the survival rate greatly increases when it’s detected and treated early. The only recommended screening for people at high-risk for lung cancer is low-dose computed tomography (CT). Research shows that screening using a low-dose CT scan can help detect early lung cancer before clinical signs or symptoms become evident.
Jon Wee, MD, Thoracic Surgeon, Brigham and Women’s Surgical Associates, recently hosted a seminar at South Shore Hospital about early detection and options for surgical techniques to treat lung cancer. We sat down with him after his seminar to get some answers to common questions about the disease.