Despite Prevention Guidelines, Few Smokers Seek CT Scans To Check For Lung Cancer

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Lung Cancer ScreeningKaiser Health News: Despite Prevention Guidelines, Few Smokers Seek CT Scans To Check For Lung Cancer 

Lung cancer screening rates have barely budged in recent years, according to a new study, even though under the health law many people don’t have to pay anything out-of-pocket for them because the test is recommended by a panel of prevention experts. In 2010, just 3.3 percent of eligible smokers surveyed said they had received a low-dose computed tomography scan in the past year to check for lung cancer. In 2015, the percentage had inched up to 3.9 percent, or 262,700 people out of 6.8 million who were eligible. (Andrews 2/10).

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