Low Dose CT Scans NY: New Studies Say Lung Cancer Screenings Should Be Done With Low Dose CT Scans, Not Chest X-Ray

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012 AT 12:26 PM  by Dr. Marc Liebeskind

A recent article published by Medscape from WebMD highlights the importance of Low Dose CT Scans for patients getting screened for lung cancer. The American College of Chest Physicians and the American Society of Clinical Oncology recommend Low Dose CT Scans for heavy smokers 55 years and older, including former smokers. Anyone who smokes more than 30 packs a year should consider being screened annually for Lung Cancer. In a study conducted by the ACCP and ASCO, a 20% decrease in deaths from lung cancer occurred in patients who choose to have Low Dose CT Scans, as opposed to chest x-ray.  The new guidelines state that smokers less than 55 years of age, and older than 75 years of age, aren’t recommended to get annual screenings. Learn more about the new guidelines here:

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