Study: CT scans for lung cancer can cause more harm than good

03/25/2005 | Reuters Health

Patients who receive annual lung cancer screening with computed tomography do not have reduced mortality, and while the technique can detect the disease in its earliest stage, it could cause more harm than good, a new study says. Researchers said the problem can arise in false positives, in which interventions for benign nodules can cause significant illness, reductions in the quality of life and even death.

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