Head, Neck and Lung Cancer Screening: Study Shows Coupling Scans Could Improve Early Detection, Survival

A recent analysis from a multidisciplinary team of scientists affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute provides rationale for a national clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of adding head and neck screening to lung cancer screening programs. The study was published in the journal Cancer.

The team of researchers concluded that adding head and neck cancer screenings to lung cancer screenings recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force would likely improve early detection and survival, as those who are most at risk for lung cancer are also most at risk for head and neck cancer, according to the article.

Click here to read more about the study and information on lung cancer’s connection to head and neck cancer.

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This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.