Expert Video - How and where can I get screened for lung cancer?
Dr. Abbie Begnaud, a pulmonologist specializing in lung cancer, provides an overview of how and where to get screened for lung cancer. She recommends checking if you meet eligibility criteria for insurance coverage since most private insurance plans, Medicare, and Medicaid programs will provide coverage for lung cancer screening tests. Dr. Begnaud explains that it is important to be screened at a center that has experienced specialists and the right equipment for low-dose CT. If you are not sure, contact your local clinic as they should be able to assist you with finding a location.
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