CT scans for smokers

Posted at: 07/30/2013 7:48 PM
Updated at: 07/30/2013 8:00 PM

More people die of lung cancer than breast, colon, pancreatic and prostate cancer combined. Medical experts are making new recommendations for smokers.

If you are a smoker, age 55 to 74-years-old, you may need to get a scan.

A group of top government advisers is endorsing lung cancer screenings, but not for everyone. It's proposing annual CT scans for certain current and former smokers.

Dr. Louis Papa spoke about the new recommendations with Lia Lando. To see the interview, press play on the video player.