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Should my smoker bf be tested for lung cancer! how do I bring this up?

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Recommend stop

Collaborative health maintenance is critical to bf's health.
There are guidelines and recommendations as to who should undergo testing/screening. This may help: http://www.Cancer.Net/publications-and-resources/what-know-ascos-guidelines/what-know-accp-and-asco-guideline-lung-cancer-screening/recommendations-lung-cancer-screening.

In brief: Recommend stop

Collaborative health maintenance is critical to bf's health.
There are guidelines and recommendations as to who should undergo testing/screening. This may help: http://www.Cancer.Net/publications-and-resources/what-know-ascos-guidelines/what-know-accp-and-asco-guideline-lung-cancer-screening/recommendations-lung-cancer-screening.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Stop smoking!

The national lung screening trial has demonstrated that people who are aged 55-74, heavy smokers, or quit within 15 years have increased survival if they undergo screening for lung cancer with a low dose chest ct scan.

In brief: Stop smoking!

The national lung screening trial has demonstrated that people who are aged 55-74, heavy smokers, or quit within 15 years have increased survival if they undergo screening for lung cancer with a low dose chest ct scan.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: If he is over 55

Has at least 35 pack year history, eligible for ct screening.
Simpler cheaper tests do not work, no good early detection for younger folks. Smokers are addicts. They cannot quit unless they want. They often get angy when you call attention to their addiction and bad habit.

In brief: If he is over 55

Has at least 35 pack year history, eligible for ct screening.
Simpler cheaper tests do not work, no good early detection for younger folks. Smokers are addicts. They cannot quit unless they want. They often get angy when you call attention to their addiction and bad habit.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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