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New Research Shows Dual Screenings for Head, Neck and Lung Cancers Could Improve Early Detection

Results from a recent study completed by a team of researchers 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 researchers determined 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 about the study published in the journal Cancer. And if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a form of head and neck cancer or lung cancer, contact Columbus CyberKnife to learn about our treatment approach using advanced CyberKnife® technology.

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.