Lung cancer claims more American lives annually than any other form of cancer, according to the Center for Disease Prevention and Control. But the number of deaths could soon decrease thanks to the findings of a new study.
The National Cancer Institute performed a three year study with patients at high risk for developing lung cancer. Participants who received a CT scan had a 20 percent lower risk of dying than those who were only x-rayed. Since the U.S. Preventative Task Force now recommends the screening for at-risk people, many insurers will now cover the majority of the cost.