‘Early detection key to fight lung cancer’

Chennai: Lung cancer contributes to almost 25 per cent of all cancer deaths, it is said.

As per World Cancer Research Fund’s Global Cancer Observatory data, in 2018, of the total number of new cancer cases diagnosed globally, lung cancer emerged as one of the common worldwide in disposition, contributing to 12.3 per cent of the total new cases.

Dr Khader Hussain, consultant thoracic surgical oncologist, Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, Chennai, says, ‘Lung cancer is very common among men and the third common among women. Early detection by regular screening helps treat lung cancer. For lung cancer screening tests, low-dose computed tomography, which is called a low-dose CT scan, is recommended.’


NT Bureau