An estimated 130,000 people are projected to die from lung cancer in 2021. Expanded guidelines for lung cancer screening have increased the number of people who can receive screening. The screening consists of a CT scan that requires people to only hold their breath, Jeffrey G. Schneider, MD, associate professor in the Department of Medicine at NYU Long Island School of Medicine and a member of NYU Langone Health’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, tells News 12 Long Island.
“What we’re all hoping is that we save more lives with lung cancer screenings,” says Dr. Schneider, who is chief of the Division of Oncology and Hematology at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. “We want to get more people in the door, and we know that if we do, we save lives.”
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