Low-Dose Lung Cancer Screening (LDLS)
An effective screening test for lung cancer
Studies have shown that current and former smokers, evaluated with low-dose commuted tomography (LDCT), have a much greater survival rate than those evaluated with other methods. LDCT lung cancer screening test can even find smaller, earlier stage and more treatable cancers than X-ray.
Recently, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) broadened its recommendations for LDCT lung screening. Those between 50 and 80, who have smoked an average of about one pack per day for 20 years, are advised to speak to their doctor about this test.