Ralph W. Aye, MD, Program Leader, Thoracic Oncology Program, Swedish Cancer Institute, Seattle, WA, discusses the possibility of the use of sputum analysis for lung cancer screening.

References and Resources
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Beckman M. Blood, spit, and breath: scientists search for noninvasive tests for lung cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2007 Feb 7;99(3):191.

Martínez-Girón R, Ribas-Barceló A. Pitfall in sputum cytology: protoctista resembling adenocarcinoma cells. Diagn Cytopathol. 2007 Jan;35(1):32-3.