Too Few Smokers Get Lifesaving Lung Cancer Tests

For its part, the American Lung Association advises smokers and former-smokers aged 55 to 74 -- including those who quit within the last 15 years -- to discuss lung cancer screening with their doctors. 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.

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