Lung cancer screening is done to look for the presence of lung cancer, even though the person is healthy and does not believe to be at risk for lung cancer. Screening is done in a variety of people including: older adults who have been lifetime smokers or former smokers, people who have smoked for many years, people who previously smoked heavily but no longer, people in good health, people with a history of lung cancer, or people at high risk for lung cancer, and all do not present any indication of lung cancer.
It is best screened for by completing a low-dose computerized tomography (CT) scan to look at the lungs. If lung cancer is present and detected at an early stage, it can be easily cured with treatment. Early diagnosis is essential in reducing the risks that are associated with lung cancer. Ask your physician about lung cancer screening at Mobile Molecular Imaging.