A national lung cancer screening program is a step closer to becoming a reality in the UK. A charity based in Liverpool is undertaking a study to look into the feasibility of a national screening program.
The idea of a national screening was once considered a “pipe dream” according to Ray Donnelly, the Founder and President of The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. The screening program has the potential to save thousands of lives as early detection is largely helpful in defeating lung cancer, with survival rates jumping from 5% to 80% when the disease is detected early on.
A program like this has the potential to be incredibly helpful for those diagnosed with mesothelioma, as the disease often goes undetected for years before it is ever noticed.