A Clarification from the National Cancer Institute Regarding Lung Cancer 
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 A Clarification from the National Cancer Institute Regarding Lung Cancer

FROM THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE*

A recent post contrasted the need for early detection of lung cancer and better
survival rates at lower stages with the NCI's failure to recommend early
detection systems.  Therefore we wish to clarify our position.

On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday, we discuss the need for early detection of
lung cancer. We note that early cancers can be successfully resected, that the
primary cause of death is metastasis, and that delayed diagnosis leads to
transmission of the cancer across lymph nodes and {*filter*} vessels. In some
individual cases, we comment that the patient's prognosis would be better if
the cancer had been diagnosed earlier.

On Tuesdays, and Thursday, it is our position that the need for early detection
has not been demonstrated through epedimiological testing.  Therefore NCI does
not recommend any early detection programs for lung cancer.

CONCLUSION In short, on certain days, we note that early detection is critical
to the survival of the patient, but we do not recommend any program to
accomplish that early detection.  I trust this clarifies our position. To those
who suggest our position is self-contradictory and note that thousands of died
for a lack of an early detection program for the over 150,000 people who
contract lung cancer each year, sorry about that.

*I trust that readers have noted the sarcasm in this post; it was not issued by
NCI though it seems to accurately describe their position.



Thu, 08 Nov 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 A Clarification from the National Cancer Institute Regarding Lung Cancer
LOL, also LMAO

AMHW



Thu, 08 Nov 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 A Clarification from the National Cancer Institute Regarding Lung Cancer
Quote:
>Subject: Re: A Clarification from the National Cancer Institute Regarding
>Lung Cancer

>Date: 5/23/99 8:31 PM Atlantic Daylight Time

>LOL, also LMAO

>AMHW

>Thanks for the note but what does lmao or amhw mean.



Sun, 18 Nov 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 A Clarification from the National Cancer Institute Regarding Lung Cancer
LMAO = Laughed My Ass Off
AMHW are my initials

Allan Moore Hawk Widner

Quote:

>>Subject: Re: A Clarification from the National Cancer Institute Regarding

>>Thanks for the note but what does lmao or amhw mean.



Sun, 18 Nov 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 A Clarification from the National Cancer Institute Regarding Lung Cancer

Quote:
>A recent post contrasted the need for early detection of lung cancer and
>better
>survival rates at lower stages with the NCI's failure to recommend early
>detection systems.  Therefore we wish to clarify our position.

>On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday, we discuss the need for early detection
>of
>lung cancer. We note that early cancers can be successfully resected, that
>the
>primary cause of death is metastasis, and that delayed diagnosis leads to
>transmission of the cancer across lymph nodes and {*filter*} vessels. In some
>individual cases, we comment that the patient's prognosis would be better if
>the cancer had been diagnosed earlier.

>On Tuesdays, and Thursday, it is our position that the need for early
>detection
>has not been demonstrated through epedimiological testing.  Therefore NCI
>does
>not recommend any early detection programs for lung cancer.

>CONCLUSION In short, on certain days, we note that early detection is
>critical
>to the survival of the patient, but we do not recommend any program to
>accomplish that early detection.  I trust this clarifies our position. To
>those
>who suggest our position is self-contradictory and note that thousands of
>died
>for a lack of an early detection program for the over 150,000 people who
>contract lung cancer each year, sorry about that.

>*I trust that readers have noted the sarcasm in this post; it was not issued
>by
>NCI though it seems to accurately describe their position.

For many cancers although early detection would result in a better prognosis,
there are not any reliable ways to detect them at such an early stage. Too
often by the time there are recognizable signs of a cancer, they are already
quite advanced.


Sun, 18 Nov 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 
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