Using CT scan of the chest to screen for lung cancer

It is not uncommon to be asked by a patient who has been, or still is, a cigarette smoker whether or not to have a CT scan of the chest.

In the past chest X-rays have been the standard consideration of monitoring a high risk patient for the early detection of a “shadow” that may become a lung mass and a cancer. Early detection of lung cancer offers the best hope for a successful and optimistic outlook.

In the Annals of Internal ...

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