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Medicare to Cover Lung Cancer Screening

(NBC News) Medicare said Thursday it will pay for lung cancer screening for people at the highest risk — a decision advocates say will save tens of thousands of lives.
It's been a controversial issue and some doctors question how many people will benefit from pricey, computed tomography scans to look for early evidence of lung cancer — by far the No. 1 cancer killer in the United States. But Medicare, the federal health insurance plan for people over 65, says the benefits are clear.
Community: Why did the committee not consider several cheaper alternatives? I notified them about these below.
Breath temperature measurement
Breath chemicals testing
Testing respiratory mucous