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Women underutilize CT scans for lung cancer

Women underutilize CT scans for lung cancer
November 17, 2017

Women were less likely to use CT scans for lung cancer screening than men, even though they are higher risk than men for the disease, according to a presenter at CHEST 2017.

“Prior research into gender differences in cancer screening has mostly focused on colorectal cancer screening, not lung cancer screening, as it is a relatively new preventive health measure,” Margaret M. Zambon, MD, department of pulmonary and critical care medicine, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington Massachusetts, told Healio Family Medicine.

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