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10. Lung Cancer Screenings: Lung cancer has been a difficult diagnosis for physicians in its early stages, and since the disease is the leading cause of cancer mortality in the country, a screening process has been sought for many years. The National Lung Screening Trial had early success with some studies, showing a 20% lower mortality when using low dose CT screenings in high risk patients, compared with that of a screening with chest radiography. While these results have encouraged hospitals to start their own lung cancers screenings, many questions remain, including situations of false positives, quality of life, and cost effectiveness.