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Screening for lung cancer must wait for better evidence

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.334.7593.558-a (Published 15 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:558

Screening for lung cancers with computed tomography (CT) remains an experimental and unproved intervention that may do more harm than good, says an editorial. There's no consistent evidence that screening saves lives, even when offered only to heavy smokers. But it does increase the chance of …

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