Low Dose Scans Could Prevent Lung Cancer Deaths

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By Molly Clifton

Low dose CT scans of former and current smokers, could prevent an estimated 12,000 lung cancer deaths every year.

The American Cancer Society analyzed data from a national trial and found smokers who got the scan and discovered they had cancer, were better able to treat it early.

But not all doctors agree with the low-dose scans because they have a high rate of false positives and are expensive.

Forthy-three million Americans are current smokers.

 



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