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Stud Health Technol Inform. 2019 Aug 21;264:2011-2012. doi: 10.3233/SHTI190760.

Exploring Lung Cancer Screening Discussions on Twitter.

Author information

1
Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
2
Departiment of Health Services Research, Management and Policy, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
3
Departiment of Epidemiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
4
Operations and Decision Technologies, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.

Abstract

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for lung cancer screening (LCS) can reduce lung cancer deaths by 20% compared to chest x-rays. Nevertheless, the uptake of LDCT is low for high-risk smokers. In this study we used Twitter data to understand laypeople's emotions towards LCS, find topics on LCS-related tweets, and assess the impact of promotional information on laypeople's discussions.

KEYWORDS:

Social media; early detection of cancer; lung neoplasms

PMID:
31438454
DOI:
10.3233/SHTI190760
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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