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UTMB introduces lung cancer screening program

Galveston County Daily News, July 3, 2012

A study published last year showed lung cancer deaths could be significantly reduced when patients with heavy smoking histories but no symptoms received low-dose CT chest scans. UTMB has introduced a new lung cancer screening program that is painless and takes less than a minute. The cost is $300 at time of service with no insurance reimbursement currently available. The first patient was Barbara Garcia, UTMB’s residency program manager. (Note: This story was written by Molly Dannenmaier of UTMB’s Office of Public Affairs. Send your story ideas to


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