Laureano Molins López-Rodó, doctor in Medicine and Surgery and head of Thoracic Surgery at Hospital Clínic in Barcelona, says that the systematic control of patients at risk and chest CT as a reference test has become the best measure of prevention and early detection of lung cancer.
“Until the year 2000, chest X-ray studies were carried out in patients at risk, smokers between 50 and 75 years of age, and it was not effective. The chest CT scan has been able to locate these lung nodules that may be malignant. Now it would be to perform the TAC on patients at risk, as are mammograms or other tests in a systematic way”.
Molins has made these reflections during his admission as full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), in a ceremony that was held in Barcelona this thursday, February 23. The recipient has read the inaugural speech “Diagnóstico precoz del cáncer de pulmón: el cribado, una herramienta para avanzar en su curación” (Early diagnosis of lung cancer: screening, a tool to advance its healing). On behalf of the RAED has answered the full academician Pedro Clarós.