kills more Americans than any other type of cancer. Since
the symptoms of this disease usually first appear in its advanced
stages, the chances of recovery in such cases are often quite poor.
The five-year survival rate for lung cancer is only 14%
Lung cancer tumors
are typically the size of a quarter by the time they are discovered
through a conventional x-ray. However, the new technology of
the 64 slice CT scanner may detect tumors as small as a grain
of rice. By detecting cancerous tumors at an earlier stage, an
individual’s survival rate is significantly improved.