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Savvy Senior: Should You Be Screened for Lung Cancer?


May 24, 2021

Dear Savvy Senior,

What can you tell me about lung cancer screenings? I was a big smoker, but quit years ago, so I’m wondering if I should be checked out.

Former Smoker

Dear Former,

Lung cancer screening is used to detect the presence of lung cancer in otherwise healthy people with a high risk of lung cancer. Should you be screened? It depends on your age and your smoking history. Here’s wh...

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