Additional recruits required for cancer screening pilot program in Sudbury

Additional recruits required for cancer screening pilot program in Sudbury

Health Sciences North is looking for more participants for a pilot lung cancer screening program.

Last year, the Sudbury Hospital, in partnership with Cancer Care Ontario, launched its high-risk lung cancer screening program.

HSN was one of three hospitals in Ontario, along with Lakeridge Health in Oshawa and the Ottawa Hospital.

The idea for the pilot program came from a large study in the United States which found that low-dose CT scans in individuals of a certain age and in the history of smoking could help to determine if there were any abnormalities Can cause lung cancer.

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