Lung Tumor Diagnosis May Not be Lethal

Is a harmless lung tumor possible? According to researchers it may be.

In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s peer-reviewed JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers found that nearly 1 in 5 lung tumors are so slow-growing that they most likely would never cause problems. The slow-growing cancerous tumors studied never showed any of the typical symptoms associated with lung cancer, leading researchers to conclude that they were unlikely to ever become harmful

However, the results from the study are not likely to change the way doctors treat lung cancer any time soon due to the majority of lung cancer diagnoses taking place after symptoms develop. To read more about the study click here.

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.