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 chest X-ray (CXR), yearly for three consecutive years. Results Those who had yearly LDCT screening had higher number of lung cancer diagnosed…… 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. In retrospective, 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…… Continue reading Ca-125 in Ovarian Cancer: To Test or Not to Test?