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Screening is looking for cancer before you have any symptoms, which can help find cancer at an early stage when it may be easier to treat.
Data show that screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) reduces the risk of dying from lung cancer in the high-risk population studied. Other screening tests such as chest X-rays and sputum cytology have not been found to be effective and are not recommended for screening.
You may have many questions when considering screening for lung cancer. These resources can help you understand lung cancer screening.
Is lung cancer screening right for you or a loved one? Read and download this Q&A about lung cancer screening.
These steps will help you know what you can expect from the lung cancer screening process including benefits and risks.
If you are at high risk for lung cancer, download this conversation guide and share it with your doctor to talk about next steps.
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If you and your doctor determine you should be screened, review this guide to help ensure you are receiving the best care possible at a screening facility.
Read this Each Breath blog post to better understand how screening tests are developed and the science behind the high-risk criteria.
Everything you need to know about lung cancer screening insurance coverage.
Find answers to many commons questions about Medicare and lung cancer screening coverage.
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Use this checklist to help guide a conversation with your insurance company about what your insurance will cover.
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Follow these pointers for discussing lung cancer screening with a friend or loved one who might be at high risk for lung cancer.
Lung cancer can be a challenging subject for your patients. We've put together a guide, so you can provide the best support and education on whether the low-dose CT scan is right for them.
Download this short chart to have on hand as a quick reference for lung cancer screening for each insurance plan type.
See how to design, implement, and conduct a lung cancer screening program based on a survey of experts representing a diversity of institutions throughout the United States.
Recommendations from the American Lung Association Lung Cancer Screening Committee (April 2015).
Survey reveals need to educate high-risk Americans about lung cancer screening.
For more informations on lung cancer resources, visit Lung.org/lung-cancer.
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