Lung cancer scans backed for older, heavy smokers

Jan 11, 2013 Full story: Detroit News

Dr. Steven Birnbaum works with a patient in a CT scanner at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, N.H. After decades of qualms about lung cancer screening, the American Cancer Society says there now is enough evidence to recommend it, but only for current and former heavy smokers ages 55 to 74 and after a frank talk about risks and ... (more)

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parag

Bangalore, India

#2 Jan 22, 2013
My dad was diagnosed with hcc and was adviced for liver transplantation. now 3 months post transplantation, in a ct scan report, i saw a comment stating
" Visualized lung bases appear normal except for small subcentimeter soft tissue attenuation nodule seen in the visualized right middle lobe. No significant bilateral pleural/pericardial effusions are noted".
is there a reason to worry? is this anywhere related to lung cancer.

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