More People Should be Screened for Lung Cancer

Your Health Minute

 

In Your Health Minute, new research suggests more people should be screened for lung cancer.

Current guidelines recommend yearly screenings for older adults who smoke or have smoked at least 30 packs of cigarettes a year.

But government data shows widening the criteria to include high risk moderate smokers could have prevented over 5 thousand lung cancer deaths in 2015,

The USPSTF recommends annual lung cancer screenings with low dose CT for people 55-80 who currently smoke or quit within the past 15 years and have at least a 30-pack year history of cigarette smoking.

 

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