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ILLUSTRATION BY GERALDINE SY

Screening is so effective,
everyone should get the scan.

FICTION. "For a screening test
to be effective, we want to find
the population of patients who do
potentially have the cancer," McKee
says. For the same reason doctors
don't recommend breast cancer
screenings for most 30-year-olds-
data shows the risks outweigh the
benefits at this age-she says it is
important not to spend resources

or cause undue stress by screening
people who are unlikely to have
lung cancer. There's a small risk of
false positive results, she says, and
some radiation exposure (about the
same as a mammogram).

There are other ways besides
screening to reduce your risk
of dying from lung cancer.

FACT. If you smoke, quitting is
your most important step. Talk to

your doctor about smoking cessation methods that can work for
you. Environmental factors such
as exposure to radon also increase
the risk of lung cancer; you can
buy a simple radon test for your
home at most home improvement
stores. Finally, know that the science is always evolving. McKee
says, "We're continuing to search
for new ways to detect lung cancer early." *
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