Medicare Announces Monumental Lung Cancer Screening Coverage

February 7, 2015 2:46 PM

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Medicare Announces Monumental Lung Cancer Screening Coverage

Health officials are rejoicing today as Medicare has announced their decision to finally cover computed tomography for lung cancer screening, which helps give high-risk seniors access to care that could dramatically improve survival rate for lung cancer.

Past president of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Douglas E. Wood, MD, comments, “This is a great day for those at high-risk for lung cancer and their families. Now, we can save tens of thousands of people each year from this terrible disease that now kills more women in wealthy countries than bre...

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