Lung cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the U.S. (not counting skin cancers), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is also by far the leading cause of cancer deaths.
There are a number of things you can do to make it less likely you'll develop the disease. The most effective way to reduce your lung cancer risk is to not smoke.
Lung screenings performed using computed tomography (CT) technology can identify abnormalities in the lungs before any signs or symptoms may appear. In order to qualify for a CT lung screening, patients must meet the certain criteria. Learn more about these screenings and whether you may be a candidate for a screening here.
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Date Last Reviewed: September 10, 2020
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