Blood test reduces need for biopsy in lung cancer
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – Every two minutes someone is diagnosed with lung cancer, which is currently the leading cause of cancer-related death for both men and women. She was stunned when the results came back positive for lung cancer. “I never would have thought I would get lung cancer. Raez said the results of the DNA blood test also come back faster than traditional tissue biopsy, speeding up the treatment process. While the cure rates for lung cancer are increasing so are the number of cases of the disease as the population grows.
Recent Advancements in Lung Cancer Treatment
To find out more about clinical trials and treatments for lung cancer, click here or visit the UHealth news blog. MATILDE’S STORYMatilde Quintana will never forget the day she was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. Today there are new and better treatment options for patients with lung cancer, says Sylvester oncologist Dr. Estelamari Rodriguez. Ad“There’s been nine new drugs approved for lung cancer since March 2020. “So, we’re now able to define lung cancer; before we thought all the lung cancers look the same,” says Dr. Rodriguez.