Screenings part of Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Screenings part of Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Dr. Rodrigo Cavallazzi

Lung cancer is the deadliest of cancers among men and women. But, did you know you can get lung cancer even if you don't smoke?

The American Cancer Society estimates 3,000 non-smokers die each year from secondhand smoke. It is estimated that the rate of lung cancer among veterans may be twice that of the general population.

Screening for cancer increases the chance of being diagnosed at early stages, which allows for more successful treatment.

Rodrigo Cavallazzi, M.D., of the University of Louisville Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Disorders Medicine, leads a new lung cancer screening using a Computed Tomography Scanner (CT) which takes many pictures of the same area from many angles and then places them together to produce a 3-D image.


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