Lung cancer screening for smokers: Early detection reduces risk of death by 20 percent

Early detection reduces the risk of death by 20 percent

A doctor looks at a CT scan of a patient with lung cancer.

No false security for smokers

“People at risk should be encouraged to stop smoking without paternalism, regardless of whether or not they have a screening test.”

Marcel Zwahlen, President of the National Expert Committee on Early Cancer Detection

Without screening programs, there is a risk of unequal treatment

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