United States Preventive Services Task Force Expand Lung Cancer Screening Recommendations
Breaking news for those at-risk of lung cancer!
Today, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) expanded their lung cancer screening recommendations to include an additional 7 million current and former smokers. According to this final recommendation, anyone aged 50 to 80 with a smoking history of 20 pack-years should be screened for lung cancer with a low-dose chest tomography (LDCT).
Back in July 2020, the USPSTF had an open comment period on lung cancer screening guidelines. We, along with many other industry stakeholders and individuals like yourselves, recommended dramatically expanding the lung cancer screening recommendations. Our message clearly got through to policymakers, and the awareness by gov’t and industry around the deadliest of all cancers continues to build.
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