In 10th district of Budapest a longitudinal, epidemiological examination was started in 1975 with the aim of analysis of the objective factors influencing the population screening and determination of possibilities of screening effectiveness. It was found that effectiveness of lung cancer detection with screening depends on the tumour cell-type, as well as on the localization being in connection with same. By computer method based on mathematical modelling the population can be divided into the following groups: risk-free, moderate-risk, high-risk and superhigh risk groups. The screening was said to be absolutely unnecessary in risk free groups and in case of persons over the age of 70 irrespective of their risk factor status. The material savings resulting from the reduction of screenings can be assigned to introduction of complex methods. The switch-over from quantitative screening to the qualitative one can increase the effectiveness of lung cancer detection.
|Translated title of the contribution||Limitations and possibilities of detecting lung cancer by fluoroscopic screening of the population|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 30 1989|
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