The screening of 264 high-risk individuals within a 150-mile radius of Augusta found 3 percent had lung cancer and 75 percent of those were caught early, said Dr. Carsten Schroeder, thoracic oncology surgeon at the Georgia Cancer Center and Medical College of Georgia at AU. The researchers note that a percentage of the patients presenting at screening had early symptoms, like a persistent cough, so the rate of cancer detection in patients who showed no indication of disease was 2.2 percent, still double the rates of previous studies. Link
I’m just doing the math – we are told smoking kills 50% of smokers. And lung cancer will carry you offin some kind of coffin pretty quick if you smoke.
The average age of the 264 smokers that were screened in the study was 60 yrs.
3% had lung cancer = 7.92 (say 8 smokers) had lung cancer and 6 were caught early.
Tobacco Control tells us that 50% of smokers die from smoking related diseases.
So 132 smokers are going to die of other stuff – except for the 8 with lung cancer. And some of them will be saved.
Now, that to me, seems strange. We are fed lung cancer, lung cancer, lung cancer by the smoking fear merchants. Smoking causes lung cancer.
But this study was not done by the anti-smoking industry.
S0 what am I missing or is Tobacco Control telling us porkies?