During a routine annual physical, my new doctor suggested that if my insurance would approve she would like me to have a CT scan of my chest, since I had been a smoker for many years. My insurance did approve it, and in Sept 2010 I had a CT scan. I had an appointment with my doctor the following day, and that was when I learned I had lung cancer.
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