News Cancer Australia is seeking answers about the possibility of implementing screening for the nation’s deadliest cancer. Australia does not already a screening program for lung cancer because there has not yet been enough evidence to support the efficacy of such a program. Although national screening programs for breast, bowel and cervical cancer may keep those diseases more front-of-mind, lung cancer remains a very serious problem in Australia. ‘It’s the fifth most common cancer, but it’s the top cancer killer,’ Professor Dorothy Keefe, Chief Executive of Cancer Australia, told newsGP . ‘About 13,000 people are expected to be diagnosed a year, with about 9000 deaths. ‘So it’s a big deal.’ These deadly statistics prompted Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt to announce, on World Lung Cancer Day earlier this year , that he would ask Cancer Australia to conduct the first inquiry into the possibility of a national lung cancer […]