Although breast cancer diagnosis is twice as common in women (1 in 8 women will get breast cancer) compared to lung cancer (1 in 16 women), the cure rate for lung cancer is much lower, resulting in more deaths from lung cancer.
So with what we know today, we could have saved Mr. Disney, and many of the other celebrities. More importantly, you can save your own life by recognizing the problem of smoking addiction and committing yourself to improvement.
I am usually perfectly capable of holding a conversation via my Bluetooth connection while driving my car. Almost three years ago, I received a phone call from a close relative that caused me to pull over to the side of the road to give the call my absolute attention.
When you go to the doctor, you want to find out what's wrong and how you can get better. In modern-day America, though, what you will get are tests to "rule out" problems rather than figure out what you actually have.
CT examinations, like all medical tests, should be performed only when medically required. The results of the proposed CT or any imaging examinations should answer a clinical question and either confirm or exclude a suspected condition.
There is very little in medicine (or in life) that is risk-free. And there are very few clear-cut answers in medicine. All of us, doctors and patients and parents alike, weigh risks and benefits differently.