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IS INTENDED TO CREATE A BETTER AWARENESS OF HEALTH ISSUES AMONG PUBLIC
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

LUNG SCREENING. Is this a boon or bane !!



Most of us, if not all, not infrequently, cough and cough , irritating us first , later to disturb our sleep at the night.

All the pathological tests including searching for any bacterial infection, ESR , CP protein test PLUS the dreaded Chest X ray do not reveal anything abnormal , save t the bills you get from the clinic.
Courtesy: webmd

Starting first with anti allergic syrup like cetriine or levocetrizine, only to add an antibiotic after a couple of days , the doctor would then put you possibly on steroids.

And all the time, you cough and cough and cough .

One day, the doctor advises you to go for lung screening by a PET scan

POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY as the name itself suggests reveals not only the pathological aspects but also shows before your eyes how your lungs and also the tissues associated with your lungs work.


What are the  advantages that a PET scan has over and above a CT scan ?
And especially what are the risks ?
YOU ASK THE DOCTOR. HE TELLS YOU :GO AND GET IT. THAT IS ALL WHAT I CAN SAY.
YOU ARE SCARED.
YOU DO NOT GO TO THE SCAN CENTRE.
YOU POSSIBLY RUN.
A DYE IS ADMINISTERED INTO YOUR VEINS.
A VISUAL OF HOW YOUR LUNGS FUNCTION IS SAVED IN YOUR USB PORT.OR
A question is arising in the minds of those who manage lung cancers in USA
whether by advising a routing PET scan
are you indeed preparing a would be cancer case to a
potential lung cancer patient?

Read more here:

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