New studies show that performing a computerized axial tomography (CT) scan every year, which is a type of scanner, can reduce the risk of developing lung cancer in 20%, according to data published by the newspaper The Epoch Times.
This test is the first of its kind, which manages to detect much more clearly cancerous tumors compared to X-ray tests. The study funded by the United States government investigated 53 thousand regular smokers through both methods.
The doctors observed that the death rate of the subjects tested in the tomography significantly reduced the occurrence of lung cancer because the tumors are easily identified.
The investigation also detected that the test diagnose cardiovascular problems ahead of time , emphysema and other pulmonary diseases, according to data published by the Spanish newspaper ABC.
This same technology is used to diagnose breast cancer and colon cancer.