Lung Cancer Screening: Reducing Lung Cancer Death

Introduction In this study, participants aged 55-74 years old, who had history of cigarette smoking >30 years or former smokers who had quit within 15 years were screened using low-dose CT (LDCT) or CXR, yearly for three consecutive years. Results Those who had yearly LDCT screening had higher number of lung cancer diagnosed when compared…… Continue reading Lung Cancer Screening: Reducing Lung Cancer Death

Ca-125 in Ovarian Cancer: To Test or Not to Test?

I saw a patient yesterday with advanced ovarian cancer. She is young but unfortunately the disease had spread to her liver. Can tumor markers (Ca-125) help to detect her disease much earlier? Ovarian cancer One of the commonest cancer in women: Epithelial ovarian cancer formed the majority of the ovarian cancer cases (90%). The estimated lifetime…… Continue reading Ca-125 in Ovarian Cancer: To Test or Not to Test?