Czech Early Detection Programme for Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is an insidious disease: it can go for a long time without any symptoms, and patients often come to the doctor at a stage when the tumour cannot be treated effectively. The solution to improve the situation is early detection of the tumour. This is also the aim of the Early Detection Programme for Lung Cancer: we want to actively seek out patients at risk who will undergo a preventive low-dose CT (computed tomography) scan. The examination is not demanding and can detect a tumour in just a few minutes.
If you would like to take part in the programme, please speak to your GP. He or she will explain the necessary steps and refer you to an outpatient lung specialist.