lung cancer screening

Heavy smokers and ex-smokers are at increased risk of lung cancer. Low-dose computed tomography screening can detect tumors at an early stage. But how often should a smoking-compromised person undergo this? A new study suggests that for those who are negative at the first LCDT test, once may be enough.
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Organizations including the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommend CT lung screening for high-risk individuals. This group includes about nine million
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It s hard to imagine lung tumors to be non-lethal but according to a new study, one in five detected on a CT scan are so slow-growing, they would not affect a person during his or her lifetime, contrary to the general scientific (and popular) consensus previously thought.