More People Should be Screened for Lung Cancer
Your Health Minute
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.