The Royal Brompton Hospital has recently
launched a groundbreaking service to help smokers who might be worried about
developing lung cancer by detecting the cancer much earlier than previously
possible. According to one of the clinic’s Doctors "up to two
thirds of lung cancers are detected at a late stage, where survival rates are
low". According to Doctors, many of these cancers can be treated much
earlier, where successful treatment stands a much better chance.
Smoking is solely
responsible for some 90% of lung cancers, and assessing a patient’s use of
tobacco, family medical history, and in some cases a CT scan, are all part of
the detection process.
The new service is called
Cancer Risk Assessment, costs as little as 250 pounds, and is administered
via their private outpatient clinic in London. The Lung Cancer Risk Assessment
service is led by some of the UK’s leading specialists in respiratory medicine
including the Royal Brompton’s medical director, Professor Timothy Evans; Dr
Robert Wilson, the hospital’s director of respiratory medicine; Professor
Michael Polkey, specialist in respiratory medicine and consultant physician,
and Dr Pallav Shah, consultant physician and lead clinician for lung cancer
services at Royal Brompton Hospital.
For further information on
the service, please visit the company website at: www.StopSmokingandLungCancerClinic.com
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Cancer treatment news : 24 April 2012