21
Nov

There’s Power in Numbers: Grassroots Advocacy for Early Lung Cancer Detection

People often wonder: How does anything ever get done in Washington, cialis D.C.?

The truth is, victories can happen when the right strategy, timing and intent all align. This is the case for lung cancer — a stigmatized disease that has been the number-one cancer killer for decades.

Fortunately, screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT (LDCT) has become the most widely acknowledged method for finding and detecting the disease at an early, curable stage. This screening is recommended under medical guidelines, and is covered either through private insurance plans or Medicare for people between the ages of 55 and 80 who have a smoking history of at least 30 pack-years (years smoked multiplied by the number of packs per day), currently smoke or have quit within the last 15 years.

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