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Lung Cancer Canada

Posted Mar 12th, 2018 in Naturopathic Medicine, News, Tips

Lung Cancer Canada

Lung Cancer Incidence

In 2017, lung cancer was estimated to represent 14% of all cancers diagnosed that year. It represents 26% of all cancer deaths in Canada. On average, 78 Canadians will be diagnosed with lung cancer each day, and 58 Canadians will die from lung cancer each day.


Early stages (I &II) represent a local disease that affects the lung and local lymph node only. Advanced stages (III &IV)  represent an aggressive disease that spreads locally or distantly.


The Canadian Taskforce on Preventative Health Care 2016 recommendation was to screen adults aged 55-74 years old with at least 30 pack- years of smoking history using a low-dose CT scan on an annual basis. Regular X-ray chest is not recommended.

What should you do?

As a Canadian, you are entitled to do a screening for lung cancer if you fulfill all the requirements for the screening program as mentioned above, so call your health care professional if you qualify for this government-funded program to get an advantage of early detection of lung cancer and so improve your chances of cure.

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