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This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for lung cancer.
Release Date: December 2013
- The USPSTF recommends annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography in adults ages 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.
Grade: B recommendation.
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Current as of January 2014
Screening for Lung Cancer, Topic Page. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspslung.htm