Lung Cancer: Screening
Release Date: December 2013
Summary of Recommendation and Evidence
|Adults Aged 55-80, with a History of Smoking|
The USPSTF recommends annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) in adults aged 55 to 80 years who have a 30 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years. Screening should be discontinued once a person has not smoked for 15 years or develops a health problem that substantially limits life expectancy or the ability or willingness to have curative lung surgery.
|The USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is moderate or there is moderate certainty that the net benefit is moderate to substantial.|
Related Information for Consumers
Internet Citation: Recommendation Summary. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. December 2013.