Lung cancer is an ominous disease often with detrimental outcomes when it is diagnosed in later stages. By the time lung cancer is seen on a conventional chest x-ray, the odds of a cure are small and long term survival low. Earlier detection of lung cancer with the 64-slice CT scan significantly improves the likelihood of survival.
The American College of Chest Physicians recommends CT screening of any person who has smoked more than five years. If you have smoked for more than five years, a lung scan may be an important part of your wellness disease prevention program.