Lung Cancer: Symptoms & Screenings

What Is a Lung Cancer Screening?

If patients meet certain criteria, they can undergo low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) — a type of chest scan used to screen for lung cancer. This procedure may be covered by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services — given that patients meet all criteria for screening. If you think you match the criteria to be screened, talk to your doctor about your risk and whether screening is a good choice for you.

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April 10, 2015

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April 10, 2015