The US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation on Lung Cancer Screening.
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JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)1 recently broadened its recommendation for annual screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) to include patients aged 50 to 80 years with 20 pack-year smoking histories but recommended discontinuation of screening “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.”
Squires BS, Levitin R, Grills IS. The US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation on Lung Cancer Screening. JAMA. 2021 Aug 3;326(5):440-441. doi: 10.1001/jama.2021.8240. PMID: 34342624.