SCREENING FOR LUNG CANCER
Dr Adam Lye, Oncologist and Dr. Stuart Couch, Radiologist discuss the benefits and risks of a Lung Screening CT.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a final
recommendation statement on Screening for
Lung Cancer. This final recommendation statement applies to adults who
have no signs or symptoms of lung cancer but who are at high risk for
developing the disease because of their age and smoking history.
The final recommendation statement summarizes what the Task Force
learned about the potential benefits and harms of screening for lung
cancer: Adults between 55 and 80 years old who are at high risk for lung
cancer because they are current heavy smokers or have quit within the
past 15 years should be screened every year with a test called low-dose
computed tomography (CT).
To schedule a Lung Screening, call HMH Elizabethtown Diagnostic Imagining at 270-982-3344
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