Scans Increasingly Used In Cancer Patients: Concerns About Costs, Radiation

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Use of high-tech imaging scans in older cancer patients has climbed substantially in recent years, a U.S. study found, raising concerns about costs and radiation exposure. For example, lung cancer patients diagnosed in 2006 had on average almost six CT scans in the next two years, versus four scans for those diagnosed in 1999.

 

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