Underlying Lung Cancer Cases are Discovered with Coronavirus-related CT Scans

Pulmonologist Dr. Seha Akduman stated that the number of newly diagnosed lung cancer cases is 5 times higher than last year's average. He claimed, “Especially smokers that we could not convince for tomography had to have tomography due to coronavirus. In this way, we were able to catch lung cancer at an early stage”.

The diagnosis of lung cancers have increased further with the coronavirus pandemic. CT scans that are done for control purposes enabled the physicians to detect the cancer at an early stage. Stating that the number of new cases are five times more than those of last year’s, Yeditepe University Hospital's Pulmonologist Dr. Seha Akduman said “Especially smokers that we could not convince for tomography had a tomography due to coronavirus. In this way, we were able to catch lung cancer at an early stage”.

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