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Low dose CT screening for lung cancer costs less than $200 per person, and surgery for stage I lung cancer is less than 1/2 the cost of late-stage treatment.

International Early Lung Cancer Action Program Investigators. Survival of Patients with Stage I Lung Cancer Detected on CT Screening. NEJM. October 2006; 355(17): 1763-71. http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/355/17/1763

Reference

Title
Survival of Patients with Stage I Lung Cancer Detected on CT Screening
Publication
NEJM
Publication Date
October 2006
Authors
International Early Lung Cancer Action Program Investigators
Volume & Issue
Volume 355, Issue 17
Pages
1763-71
URL
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