Every year, lung cancer kills more Americans than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined.
So the news last year of a national trial showing that high-tech CT scans for early detection could improve survival was widely hailed. But Medicare and private insurance aren't covering it yet, and the American Cancer Society still hasn't endorsed the practice.
Even so, some health care providers are offering the test for those who'll pay up to a few hundred dollars cash. And Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center announced that it is offering the test to those at high risk of lung cancer.