Expert Video - Who should have low-dose CT lung cancer screening and how often?
Dr. Fatima Wilder, a thoracic surgeon and lung cancer expert, discusses who should be screened for lung cancer using low-dose CT screening and how often. She explains that a low-dose CT scan is reserved for people who have a high risk for lung cancer. Those who are at high risk are eligible for yearly lung cancer screening if they are between 50 and 80 years old, currently smoke or have quit within the last 15 years, smoked a pack a day for 20 years or 2 packs a day for at least 10 years, and have no symptoms that could be caused by lung cancer.
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