Hawaii leads in lung cancer false positives; rates vary widely

04/11/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Hawaii had the highest false positive rate for lung cancer in 2009, while Vermont had the lowest, according to a study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting. Overall, researchers found that 9.1% of 25,362 patients who underwent surgery for known or suspected lung cancer were diagnosed with a benign disease.

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