National lung cancer screening programme could save kiwi lives

The introduction of a lung cancer screening programme has the potential to improve health outcomes in New Zealand for NZ’s Biggest Cancer Killer.

Data from the NELSON study which was presented at last year’s International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) World Conference on Lung Cancer (to which Lung Foundation NZ is affiliated) showed that low dose computed tomography (CT) screening in a high risk population of smokers and former smokers can reduce death from lung cancer by 26% in men and up to 61% in women1.

2019 February – Lung Cancer Screening Position