November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. This is such an important awareness initiative, because many people don’t realize that lung cancer is so prevalent and deadly. More people die of lung cancer than of breast, colon and prostate cancer combined. Also, Veterans are at an even higher risk of lung cancer due to the prevalence of smoking in the Armed Services.
According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. An annual test for lung cancer intended for long-term smokers (Low dose CT) is now offered by Deaconess Hospital and can help detect lung cancer at its earliest, most-treatable stages.
Dr. Ahmed talks about Low Dose CT Scan.