Lung cancer screening and treatment in the Philippines

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Published: 4 Apr 2023
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Dr Marcelo Severino Imasa - Lung Center of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines

Dr Marcelo Severino Imasa speaks to ecancer about lung cancer screening and treatment in the Philippines. Early lung cancer screening reduces the number of patients diagnosed with advanced-stage lung cancer. Thus, people who are high-risk like smokers or those who have a family history of lung cancer are advised to go for early screening.

Dr Imasa says that information about this early screening programme needs to be more widely distributed to the masses so that more people can undergo curative lung cancer treatment if their screening shows the presence of lung cancer.

He talks about the genomic profiling programme in the Philippines; what it offers and what can be done to improve it.