Published: Fri, November 15, 2019
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

State near national average for lung cancer survival

State near national average for lung cancer survival

The second-annual "State of Lung Cancer" report shows Minnesota has some of the best lung cancer survival rates in the country.

The American Lung Association finds Missouri's rate of new lung cancer cases is at 73 cases per 100,000 people. Nationwide, the survival rate improved 26% in the past decade, according to the report.

Shannon Baker, the director of advocacy for the American Lung Association in Kentucky, said one big factor contributing to Kentucky's lung cancer rate is tobacco use.

While most may think this disease is only caused by smoking, a local oncologist said 15 percent of newly diagnosed cancer cases come from patients who have never smoked.

The joining bodies are calling on the European Parliament to adopt a parliamentary resolution for early detection of lung cancer, to emphasise the need for action across Member States in the interest of public health, and for the European Commission to include lung cancer in the scope of the EU Cancer Mission and the Europe's Beating Cancer Plan. Often, it's been hard for those at risk to differentiate between the effects of smoking and the signals of lung cancer, raising the risk that they'll delay diagnosis efforts until late in the course of the disease.

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A low dose computerized tomography scan (known as CT) of the chest is one the simplest screening exams a person can have.

Mooney said the Missouri's lung cancer statistics don't come as a shock. "Fortunately, Kentucky ranks fourth best in the nation for lung cancer screening at a rate of 10.3%". More than a quarter of lung cancer patients in New Jersey receive surgery as part of the first course of treatment, according to the report. "We're pushing for greater awareness of this test to save more lives here in OH". Nationally, 20.6 percent of cases underwent surgery.

The report found about 19 percent of cases in Iowa are diagnosed early, compared to 21.5 percent of cases nationally.

35 in the nation (average) at 18.3%. Nationally, only 4.2 percent of those who qualify were screened.

Dr. Todd Mahr, an allergist at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse who is also now the chairman of the Upper Midwest branch of the American Lung Association, said that his hope is that Wisconsin can rank above average in every category.

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