Dr. Henschke recalls if CT (computed tomography) scans, used to detect lung cancer, are readily available across the United States.
I think there are centers throughout the country. The key thing is for you to ask at that center, “Do you have a screening program and if so, how long have you been screening?” And to understand that there’s a multidisciplinary team of radiologists, surgeons, pathologists, oncologists, pulmonologists, all of those medical specialties really should be involved in the screening program.
About Dr. Henschke, M.D., Ph.D.:
Dr. Claudia Ingrid Henschke, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., is an Attending Radiologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Professor of Radiology in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical School. She is a clinical expert in percutaneous fine needle lung biopsies and thoracic radiology and board certified in Diagnostic Radiology. Dr. Henschke received her master’s degree from Southern Methodist University, her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, and medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine.
Visit Dr. Henschke at Weill Cornell Medical College