Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Savvy Senior: Who should be screened for lung cancer?

Dear Savvy Senior,

Who should be screened for lung cancer and how it’s covered by Medicare? I used to smoke but quit many years ago and am wondering if I need to be tested.

Just Turned 65

Dear Just Turned,

Even if you haven’t touched a cigarette in decades, you could still be due for an annual lung cancer screening, based on new recommendations from the American Cancer Society (ACS).

The new guide...