Talk to your doctor about the results of your first screening to determine what you need to do next. For most people, a yearly scan is recommended.

Lung nodules, which are spots on the lung, are common. Some people screened will have a nodule that needs further testing. Most of these nodules will not be cancer and this will be determined by additional LDCT scans. A small number of nodules will need additional tests, such as other imaging tests, needle biopsy or surgery. Biopsies and surgery have other possible risks.