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Lung Cancer Screening: The Life-saving CT Scan

posted on THU, FEB 11 2016 by Center for Diagnostic Imaging

Doctors can’t stress enough the importance of catching cancer early. Most lung cancer patients aren’t diagnosed until Stage 3 or Stage 4 – meaning the cancer has already spread beyond the lungs and is much harder to fight. That's why lung cancer is the most deadly form of cancer in the U.S. According to research, the 5 year survival rate is 17.5%. But your survival rate increases dramatically when the diagnosis comes early. With the help of CDI’s lung cancer screening, more patients have the chance to have cancer diagnosed at a treatable stage. Watch this video to see how it works:

To find out more about qualifying for a Medicare covered scan, please find the guidelines here.

Whether you are a smoker or have been exposed to environmental hazards (or both), a simple scan could make a life-saving difference.

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