Texas low on lung cancer screening list

Austin Local News

News > News > Austin Local News > Texas low on lung cancer screening list

Texas low on lung cancer screening list

When it comes to lung cancer screenings, Texas ranks 45th in the nation, according to the American Lung Association's latest "State of Lung Cancer" report.  The state is ranked 45th out of all 50 states.  Joanna Strother with the American Lung Association says part of the problem is that it's usually not a priority health concern for most people.

She says fewer than two-percent of Texans at high-risk are getting screened.

(Photo: Shutterstock by This Is Me)

Austin Local News
The Mobility Authority could break ground on a new flyover at 183 and Mopac by early 2021. CTRMA says it could...
Austin Local News
The Austin City Council today acknowledged the concern from Austin police that suspending the police academy over...
Austin Local News
US Senator John Cornyn of Texas is placing the blame for the House moving forward with impeaching President Trump...
Austin Local News
Austin Fire Fighters will be able to help deal with emergencies in Williamson County and vice-versa following...
Austin Local News
(Credit: Round Rock Chamber of Commerce) This week, the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce delivered its annual State...