Lung cancer diagnosed before it is detected by imaging

3 noviembre 2014

It is possible to detect, in patients at risk of developing lung cancer, early signs of the disease in the form of circulating cancer cells, several months, and in some cases several years, before the cancer becomes detectable by CT scanning, researchers report. This warning could play a key role in early surgical intervention, thereby making it possible to attempt the early eradication of the primary cancer site.