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"...
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.