The Prevention Of Lung Cancer

1943 Words Nov 23rd, 2014 8 Pages
If given the chance, would you save 20,000 lives or more a year? To answer this question, lives could be saved with computed tomography screenings, or CT screenings. These screening are used to detect lung cancer in the earliest stages out of four stage. Every day, there is patients who continue living life undetected for lung cancer, and due to this, they have a chance to end up in a troubling stage four lung cancer. Stage four lung cancer is one that cannot be stopped any longer. The person’s life could be prolonged, but they cannot cure it forever. Whereas smokers are the main target for lung cancer screening, non-smokers should get screenings as well. The American Cancer Society considers lung cancer a cause of smoking tobacco products, but they are not 100 percent sure that smoking is the only cause for lung cancer. Many sources believe, however, that the only focus of CT screenings should be the patients who smoke. But a number of patients who don’t smoke, that have lung cancer die as well, whether they are a second hand smoker or a non-smoker. Smokers and non-smokers alike deserve to have a chance with the screening for lung cancer. Sources like New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Spartnburd Herald Journal tend to focus on getting the information out to high risk smoking patients. There doesn’t seem to be any help for those who do not smoke themselves. Along with that, Medicare has made the high risk patients the only ones who can receive help with payments for…

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