Medicare to Cover Annual Lung Cancer Screenings of Older Smokers?

November 11, 2014 5:43 PM

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The federal government proposed on Monday for Medicare to cover the annual lung cancer screenings of people with a long history of smoking.

Lung cancer is the primary cause of cancer death and the second most common in the United States. Cigarette smoking is the top cause of the disease although one can also acquire it from second-hand smoking and exposure to substances that irritate the lungs.

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