Screening for lung cancer

With 1 in every 4 cancer deaths attributed to lung cancer, this form of the disease is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women.

Finding it in an early stage can put both the patient and physician in a great advantage to achieve a desired outcome, making a CT lung screening imperative for those at-risk or who exhibit symptoms.

Persistent, worsening cough (with blood or rust-colored phlegm)
Chest pain worsening with deep breathing, coughing and laughing
Weight loss and loss of appetite
Shortness of breath
Feeling tired or weak

Criteria for lung cancer screening
Physician referral
Between ages of 55 and 77
Current smoker or former heavy smoker who has quit in the past 15 years
Former 30-pack per year tobacco history
Symptoms of lung cancer

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