Mary Chris Jaklevic is a reporter-editor at HealthNewsReview.org. Prostate cancer screening: massive study gets minimal coverage. Retweet on Twitter HealthNewsReview.org Retweeted Dr. If you are having trouble accessing www.medpagetoday.com, MedPageToday's mobile apps, please email [email protected] for assistance. A federal health study was used to estimate how many current and former smokers were eligible.
The smoker lungs were blackened, while the non-smoker lungs were red and elastic. Those who already have symptoms, such as coughing up blood or weight loss, should more aggressively explore diagnostic options, which may or may not include an LDCT. Moreover, the South region had 663 accredited screening sites, the largest of the 4 regions, and the highest number of smokers eligible for screening (3,072,095).