The American Cancer Society issed new screening guidelines for the early detection of Lung Cancer today.
A new report published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society says that:
“Findings from the National Cancer Institute’s National Lung Screening Trial established that lung cancer mortality in specific high-risk groups can be reduced by annual screening with low-dose computed tomography. These findings indicate that the adoption of lung cancer screening could save many lives.”
the recommendations are:
- The patient is aged 55 to 74 years, has at least a 30–pack-year smoking history (the equivalent of 1 pack per day for 30 years), and currently smokes or has quit within the past 15 years
- The patient has undergone a thorough discussion of the benefits, limitations, and risks of screening.
- The patient can be screened in a setting with experience in lung cancer screening.
A copy of the press release outlining the recommendations and the research behind them can be found by clicking here: http://pressroom.cancer.org/lung2013
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