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As Oncology Care Options Broaden, Providers Get Selective
HealthLeaders Media

Data began to emerge in the late 1990s that computed tomography scans could detect early-stage lung cancer, and patients started lobbying hospitals to offer the service. Lung cancer is difficult to catch early and is usually lethal.

But many hospitals are just now offering the service. Low-dose CT lung cancer screening looked promising 20 years ago, yet there were enough outstanding questions to keep most payers from covering it.