Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), there will be 228,190 new cases diagnosed and 159,480 deaths from this disease in 2013. A key preventative strategy has been to screen patients who are at increased risk, such as smokers. Until recently, screening had been done by a routine chest x-ray. However, new recommendations adopted by the ACS suggest that the use of a lung CT scan is more effective for screening.
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