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Doctors Hospital of Augusta

Lung CT might be effective for screening in at-risk

August 01, 2013

Augusta, GA - The Augusta Chronicle spoke to Dr. Phillip Catalano, a thoracic surgeon at Doctors Hospital, about the benefits of lung CT screenings. Longtime smokers might find it easier in the future to get the lung CT screening. The U.S. Pre­ven­tive Service Task Force issued a draft recommendation Monday saying it found “adequate evidence” that the tests would prove effective in detecting early lung cancer in an at-risk older group.  Read the story here: