A 63-year-old woman with a history of stage-4 non-small-cell lung cancer presents to the emergency department with increasing pain in her right femur.
Recent studies show that nivolumab was associated with increased overall survival rate when compared to docetaxel in patients with advanced squamous cell non-small cell lung cancer.
A 47-year-old woman presents to a local hospital emergency department (ED) with severe right hip pain after experiencing a standing-height fall at home.
The current screening criteria for lung cancer may not be sensitive enough to protect people at risk, given the recent decline in smoking rates.
CMS announced it has drafted a reimbursement proposal to cover annual computed tomography (CT) scans for high-risk patients.
The government is evaluating the risks and benefits associated with low-dose CT scans and potential coverage changes for Medicaid patients.
Low-dose computed tomography screening is a low-cost strategy that can help the estimated 4.9 million Medicare patients that could meet criteria for lung cancer.
FDG-PET imaging demonstrated a 16% lower average specificity in diagnosing lung cancer in regions were lung infections were more common.
Further research into smoking cessation within screening programs may continue to decrease smoking rates.
Screening urged for adults aged 55 to 80 years with 30 pack-year history who smoke or recently quit