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Lung cancer screening awareness spread by American Lung Association

 

Last updated 11/17/2017 at Noon



SACRAMENTO – Lung cancer is California’s leading cause of cancer deaths, and every year nearly 17,000 Californians are diagnosed with the disease, more than any other state. During Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the American Lung Association’s Lung Force initiative is highlighting the availability of a new lifesaving tool: lung cancer screening.

One reason why lung cancer is so deadly is because by the time a person shows symptoms, it may already have spread and become more difficult to treat. Lung cancer screening with a low-dose CT scan is a powerful tool to diagnose lung cancer in i...



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