Lung Scans: Are You a Candidate?

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Screening people at high risk for lung cancer saves lives, a large clinical trial has confirmed. Yet another study found that few people in the U.S. for whom the screening is recommended are getting it. The trial, published in The New England Journal of Medicine  in February 2020, included 13,195 men and 2,594 women, ages […]

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