The American Lung Association said ME should increase screenings for residents who are at high risk of lung cancer, the Bangor Daily News reported.
McKone says lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths.
This year's report highlights the positive trend of increased lung cancer survival, as the nationwide five-year lung cancer survival rate of 22.6% reflects a 13% improvement over the past five years.
The American Lung Association recommends screenings for those 55 to 80 with a history of smoking, those still smoking, or those who quit within the last 15 years.
Surgical Treatment: Lung cancer can often be treated with surgery if it is diagnosed at an early stage and has not spread widely.
According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 6,460 people in Pennsylvania will die of lung cancer in 2020.
ME has the highest rate of smokers in New England and one of the highest rates of new lung cancer diagnoses in the country, according to a new report from the American Lung Association.
While more people are surviving the disease than ever before, lung cancer remains the nation's leading cause of cancer death.
At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we have a quick online quiz that can help people determine if they are eligible for lung cancer screening.
Lung Association Senior Director Pat McKone said the rate of use of commercial tobacco products among indigenous people is much higher than the general population. Lung cancer screening is key to catching it early, but only 22.9 percent of lung cancer cases nationally are diagnosed at an early stage. It's crucial to keep in mind that over the past decade, lung cancer care has become far more personalized, and as a result, more effective.
Spokeswoman Dona Wininsky notes that more than 4,000 people in Wisconsin will be diagnosed this year with the disease.
However, Blacks in Pennsylvania are 14% less likely than Whites to receive surgery, according to the lung association. Speak with your doctor about having an annual low-dose CT scan, which can recognize lung nodules long before you show symptoms.