This is why interest in lung cancer is growing
IN 2010, Geoff Tapping returned home from a few years as a grey nomad traveller with his wife.
The 62-year-old ex-army officer was restless and looking for something to do when he spied a newspaper advertisement looking for over-60s with a history of smoking for a lung cancer screening study at the University of Queensland Thoracic Research Centre in Brisbane.
Deciding to do his bit for science, he signed up for the study. His first low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan was uneventful, but 12 months later his second scan identified a small lump, which a long-needle