Expert Video - What are the benefits and risks of lung cancer screening?
Dr. Fatima Wilder, a physician specializing in thoracic surgery, discusses the benefits andrisks of lung cancer screening. She explains the benefit of a low-dose CT scan is finding lung cancer early so that it can be treated early and effectively. Dr. Wilder also talks about some possible risks, which include some radiation exposure and incidental findings. She emphasizes shared decision-making with your healthcare team about the benefits, limitations, and potential risks of screening.
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This activity is supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Grants and Giving, Foundation Medicine, Genentech, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Neogenomics, Novartis, Pfizer, and Takeda Oncology.
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