Who Should Get CT Screening for Lung Cancer?
- Adults 55-80 years with a 30 pack-year smoking history AND currently smoke
- Adults 55-80 years with a 30 pack-year smoking history AND have quit within the past 15 years
Screening Should Be Discontinued If:
- Once a person has not smoked for 15 years
- Once a person develops a health problem that substantially limits life expectancy or ability/willingness to have curative lung surgery
Moyer VA on behalf of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
Moyer VA et al. Screening for lung cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. Ann Intern Med 2013 Dec 31; [e-pub ahead of print].