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Promotion of Early Detection of Lung Cancer in Primary Care

26 January 2019


Lung cancer has the highest mortality rate of any cancer in the United States, and is increasing in developed countries throughout the world. Lung cancer is typically diagnosed at stage III or IV due to presentation of non-specific symptoms and a lack of awareness by patients and providers alike. However, diagnosis at stage I or II significantly increases one’s survival rate. Screening for lung cancer is difficult with tests that are expensive, potentially harmful, or ineffective.


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