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Do I need a chest X-ray every year?
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
If you are healthy, no.

In brief: No
If you are healthy, no.
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
In brief: Not usually
Annual screening for lung cancer using standard chest x-ray does not reduce the risk of dying from lung cancer when compared with no annual screening, according to findings from the NCI.
Participants in trial were randomly assigned to receive an annual chest x-ray for 4 consecutive years had nearly the same mortality rate from lung cancer as participants randomly assigned to usual care,

In brief: Not usually
Annual screening for lung cancer using standard chest x-ray does not reduce the risk of dying from lung cancer when compared with no annual screening, according to findings from the NCI.
Participants in trial were randomly assigned to receive an annual chest x-ray for 4 consecutive years had nearly the same mortality rate from lung cancer as participants randomly assigned to usual care,
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
In brief: No
Only when you have appropriate symptoms.

In brief: No
Only when you have appropriate symptoms.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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