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May 2, 2010 4:32 PM

Doctor fights perception that lung cancer has to be fatal

Since January, a California surgeon has been using technology that allows doctors to find lung cancer tumors before they grow. Currently, only one in six cases of lung cancer are caught in the earliest, most curable stage, according to the Lung Cancer Alliance. The group says the disease kills more Americans every day than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined.

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