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Should You be Screened for Lung Cancer? (Infographic)

Posted by South Shore Health System on Jan 12, 2017 8:40:28 AM

More people in the US die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer because it’s often diagnosed in later stages of the disease when symptoms first arise. As with many other types of cancer, when found early, lung cancer can be highly curable. 

According to Russell Kelley, MD, Chief of Radiology at South Shore Hospital, low-dose computed tomography (CT) lung scan is the only recommended screening for people at high risk for lung cancer. If you answer "Yes" to any of the questions below, you may be considered high risk and should talk to your doctor about getting a referral for a lung cancer screening. If you have questions about eligibility, request a call from one of our imaging specialists or call 781-624-4368

 

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Topics: Cancer

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