Tuesday, 4 September 2007

New tumor classifications to help more lung cancer patients

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A new tumor classification system may indeed give more lung cancer patients hope for treatment, as it divvies up the various stages of lung cancer tumors where some will be classified as "more treatable" that in the past.

This marks the first change in a system used to predict cancer survival related to tumors in about ten years. Those who have had lung cancer but have been told that their cases are not that treatable (read: denied treatment by insurance companies) will surely be glad at this news.

With lung cancer being rated as the deadliest cancer form globally, and with more and more smoking bans coming to cities and entire countries, perhaps lung cancer will be receiving the even more recognition it deserves. That, my friends, is not a bad thing.

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