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I read an article advising Medicare now pays for CT scans on former smokers. I had smoked for 40+ years & had quit 5 years ago when I had breast cancer. Ct scan showed ground glass mass. I chose to proceed with bronchoscopy & it turned out to be cancer. Nov 9 I Had surgery to remove lower lobe of right lung - Stage IB. I've had my first 6 mo. scan, which showed no cancer. Thank God I read that article in ARRP magazine! I had no symptoms at all. Also, my oncologist admitted that the radiation I had with breast cancer added contributed to my getting the lung cancer. They burned me terribly with the radiation.

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  • I am so glad that you also had the CT scan, and were able to catch the cancer in an early stage.

  • Hi there, AARP is a great resource and glad it helped you! So very happy you're doing well! if you want more lung cancer info, visit patientpower.info/lung-cancer ! Take care -Theresa

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