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Release Date: May 2004
This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for lung cancer.
Summary of Recommendations
- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against screening asymptomatic persons for lung cancer with either low dose computerized tomography (LDCT), chest x-ray (CXR), sputum cytology, or a combination of these tests.
Grade: I Statement.
Current as of May 2004
Lung Cancer Screening, Topic Page. May 2004. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspslung.htm