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Are chest X-rays effective for diagnosing lung cancer?

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Because saliva, mucus, and chest X-rays have not proved particularly effective in detecting small tumors characteristic of early lung cancer, annual chest X-rays for lung cancer screening are not recommended.

From: Lung Cancer Diagnosis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: National Cancer Institute.  National Institutes of Health. WebMD Medical Reference: "Section 12 VIII Lung Cancer." American Cancer Society. American Lung Association.




Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 04, 2018

SOURCES: National Cancer Institute.  National Institutes of Health. WebMD Medical Reference: "Section 12 VIII Lung Cancer." American Cancer Society. American Lung Association.




Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 04, 2018

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