Lung Cancer

Breathe easier with lung cancer screenings

Courtesy of UC San Diego Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 7,000 chemicals are found in tobacco smoke and at least 70 of those are known carcinogens -- making smoking cigarettes a very dangerous habit.

In fact, cigarette smoking is linked to up to 90 percent of lung cancers in the United States. People who smoke are 15 to 30 times more likely to be diagnosed with lung cancer than nonsmokers. This makes it vitally important to screen individuals at high risk of this disease. Detecting lung cancer early could dramatically improve a person's chance of...