Back in 2010, I was having a lot of abdominal pains. I have a history of peptic ulcer disease. My Internist decided to do a CT scan of my abdomen. At the last minute she added a CT scan of the chest because I had had a persistent cough and I was a former smoker. Sure enough the CT of my abdomen showed some minor irritation, but the CT of my chest showed a small tumor.
I had a Right Upper Lobectomy in October of 2010, for NSC adenocarcinoma and I am happy to say so far my CT scans have been clear. If my physician had not added that CT of the chest at the last minute, who knows where I would be now.