Why is a lung cancer screening necessary? The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) compared screened with non-screened individuals and found a 20% reduction in lung cancer-related mortality in current and former smokers.
Lung cancer screenings utilize computed tomography (CT). This screening process can detect lung cancer in beginning stages, allowing practitioners to start treatment as early as possible. Here at Gulf Coast Pulmonary and Sleep, we believe in taking preventative measures, and we have a team of highly trained individuals ready to help you through this screening.