Routine Chest Scans Advised for IPF Patients as Lung Cancer Risk Evident, Study Says

Routine Chest Scans Advised for IPF Patients as Lung Cancer Risk Evident, Study Says

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Routine Chest Scans Advised for IPF Patients as Lung Cancer Risk Evident, Study Says

Lung cancer is more likely in people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) than the public at large, and these patients should be given regular chest scans for its presence, a study reports. Routine use of high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) chest scans is particularly important because lung cancer lowers an IPF patient’s life expectancy, its researchers wrote. The study, “A nationwide population-based study of incidence and mortality of lung cancer in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis,” was published…

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