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Community Hospital offering 10 free CT lung screens
The Californian - Salinas

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula is offering free chest CT scans for the first 10 qualifying patients who are at high risk for lung cancer due to smoking.

New research shows that lung cancer deaths can be reduced by 20 percent using CT screening, which finds cancers earlier than X-rays. The free screenings are made possible by an anonymous donor to Community Hospital Foundation.