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Can lung cancer be stopped if caught early?

Yes, early detection of lung cancer can significantly improve the chances of successful treatment and even stop the cancer from spreading further. If lung cancer is diagnosed at an early stage, it may still be localized to the lungs, making it easier to remove surgically or treat with radiation therapy. Early detection is typically achieved through regular screening methods, such as low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) scans, especially in individuals who are at a higher risk for developing lung cancer, such as smokers or people with a family history of the disease. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice and to discuss appropriate screening options.