Spiral CT

Many Americans who smoke, or used to smoke, are turning to a high-tech medical test to find out if they have early lung cancer. The test is called spiral CT and can detect tiny tumors that some researchers think are potentially curable. NPR's Richard Knox reports on the experience of one woman who decided to get a spiral CT test. To learn more about the test, visit our feature, Checking for Lung Cancer.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from