Lung CT scan use expected to swell

Lung CT scan use expected to swell

Modern Healthcare By Jaimy Lee

January 3, 2015 – Three years ago, Gordon Green, then 55, rejected his primary-care doctor’s suggestion that he get screened for lung cancer.

But Green’s history of smoking a pack a day for 30 years and his doctor’s insistence changed his mind. And when his low-dose CT scan (LDCT) identified an early stage tumor in his left lung, Green underwent surgery at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, a teaching affiliate of the Tufts University School of Medicine, Burlington, Mass. He has been cancer-free since. “It wasn’t so long ago that lung cancer was a death sentence,” he said.

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