Modern Healthcare | By Jaimy Lee
Three years ago, Gordon Green, then 55, rejected his primary-care doctor’s suggestion that he get screened for lung cancer.
But Green’s history of smoking a pack a day for 30 years and his doctor’s insistence changed his mind. And when his low-dose CT scan (LDCT) identified an early stage tumor in his left lung, Green underwent surgery at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, a teaching affiliate of the Tufts University School of Medicine, Burlington, Mass. He has been cancer-free since. “It wasn’t so long ago that lung cancer was a death sentence,” he said.