Experts say the recommended screening test for lung cancer is low-dose computed tomography, known as low-dose CT scan, or LDCT. To conduct an effective LDCT scan you’ll be required to lie on a table and an X-ray machine uses a low doses of radiation to get a close look at images of your lungs. Don’t worry, they say it’s painless and only takes a few minutes to conduct. The American Cancer Society recommends that we get annual cancer screening with LDCT scans for folks who are 55 to 74 years old. What are the symptoms of lung cancer? How A cough that’s persistent or worsens into an existing chronic cough that produces blood. More symptoms are pains in chest, back or shoulders that worsens during coughing. Even laughing or deep breathing and if shortness of breath comes on suddenly and occurs during everyday, then go get checked out by your doctor to refer you to a pulmonologist.
A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the respiratory system ranging from windpipe to the lungs. When you have complaints that involve the lungs or any part of the respiratory system, a pulmonologist is the professional to seek out to get you scheduled for an appointment. Pulmonology is the medical field that studies within internal medicine. Lastly, a pulmonologists is also known as a Respirologists, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of lung disease, such as asthma, emphysema, or pneumonia. How have you been breathing, lately?