Housecall for Health: Lung Cancer Screening

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows the benefits of lung cancer screenings has set off a cost debate.

FOX's Karlie Pouliot reports in today's "Housecall for Health"...

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Lung screening of heavy smokers and former smokers using low-dose CT scans could save thousands of lives.  A study involving more than 53,000 people found that screening with three-dimensional X-rays cut deaths by 20%.

As a result, some experts are calling for CT screening for high-risk individuals become a standard of care.  But critics say the cost of such testing could tax our already over-burdened healthcare system.