Health professionals hold cancer screening meeting

Hazard, Ky. (WYMT)-- Doctors and community members discussed a new lung cancer screening method Friday.

It is the first screening method for lung cancer, said Jamie Studts, a professor at the University of Kentucky.

Studts served on a panel to discuss the method.

It involves a low-volume CT scan, with the hope of detecting lung cancer earlier.

"Lung cancer has a devastating impact on families in Kentucky," Studts said.

The groups the screenings are set to target are still being defined, but are expected to include people between the ages of 55 and 74 who have smoked the equivalent of a pack of cigarettes per day.

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