Lung cancer may be notoriously hard to detect, but taking a CT Scan at Hi-Precision Diagnostics is the best way to know if you have it or not. According to a recent study conducted by the NHS, a CT Scan catches 70% of early-stage lung cancer. This is because CT Scans can find things that Chest X-rays cannot, even in cases when patients do not look or feel very sick.
Lung Cancer in the Philippines
A study conducted by the Global Cancer Conservatory found that in the Philippines, lung cancer is the most common cancer among males and the fourth most common among females. Although smoking is a known cause of lung cancer, a growing number of non-smokers have also gotten the disease. The late senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is among one of the well-known personalities to have perished from lung cancer despite being a non-smoker.
If you’re having trouble breathing, taking a CT Scan at Hi-Precision Diagnostics Cebu is the best way to know why.
One of the main culprits to the rise of lung cancer and other illnesses like asthma and heart disease in the Philippines is the worsening air pollution found in big cities like Manila and Cebu. In fact, one study found that 15-20% of Filipinos live with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a condition marked by long-term breathing problems and poor airflow. To make matters worse, respiratory conditions like this are known comorbidities or risk factors for severe illness from COVID-19.
Symptoms of lung cancer include chest pain, shortness of breath, unexplained weight loss, and coughing of blood. If you experience any of these, please consult your doctor and get tested.
CT Scan- your first line of defense
CT Scans can detect not only the early-stages of lung cancer, but also the root cause of other respiratory illnesses like pleural effusion, embolism, emphysema, tuberculosis, and pneumonia.
Early detection saves lives. Hi-Precision Diagnostics Cebu’s state of the art 64 Slice CT Scan creates a clearer image at a much shorter time, allowing for less radiation exposure and a safer, more comfortable experience. In addition to their world-class ambiance and service, they also have regular UVC light sanitation and disinfection to ensure that their vicinity is clean and COVID-safe.
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