Medical research

The test that could save the life of long-time smokers

A test called CT lung cancer screening could save the lives of tens of thousands of American smokers and former smokers every year, but only only 4% of those eligible are getting it.

Oncology & Cancer

Health disparity for blacks exists within lung screening guidelines

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines that determine which smokers qualify for CT scans exclude significant numbers of African Americans who develop lung cancer, a health disparity that merits modifications ...

Oncology & Cancer

Video plus brochure helps patients make lung cancer scan decision

A short video describing the potential benefits and risks of low-dose CT screening for lung cancer in addition to an informational brochure increased patients' knowledge and reduced conflicted feelings about whether to undergo ...

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