Screening for Lung Cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, Dec. 2013
Summary of Recommendation and Evidence:
“The USPSTF recommends annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) in adults aged 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. (B recommendation)”
Talking With Your Patients About Screening for Lung Cancer, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, Dec. 2013.