The lungs do not have a significant amount of pain receptors. Finding lung cancer early allows for more personalized treatment options with better success rate.
The only recommended screening test for lung cancer is a low-dose computed tomography (also called a low-dose CT scan or LDCTS).
The LDCT screening could also identify the presence of lung cancer in people who have never smoked, but who still have a high-risk for the disease.
Test results and abnormal findings:
The LDCTS is a special type of x-ray that takes multiple pictures of specific tissues and organs inside a patient. The doctor looks for abnormalities that might indicate an existing disease. The test is an effective tool that reveals signs that a patient is at high-risk for developing a specific disease someday.
If the results of this test show signs of lung cancer or any other disease please speak with a doctor.