Push for Lung cancer screenings grows wider
Updated: Sep 1, 2021
A recent article (link below) describes the push for more people to get screened for lung cancer. Both environmental and genetic conditions can affect lung health, even with a person who hasn’t consumed any form of tobacco. Therefore, it is important to have easy access to schedule an appointment and ensure that your health is a top priority. Given that COVID-19 has also been a contributor to delaying much needed screenings for diseases such as lung cancer, regular health checkups are needed now more so than in previous years. The American Cancer Society currently recommends annual lung cancer screening using low-dose CT scans for healthy patients aged 55-74 years who smoke or quit smoking within the last 15 years and have smoked at least 1 pack a day for 30 years.