Screen heavy smokers for lung cancer, cancer group advises

01/14/2013 | Nurse.com · HealthDay News

The American Cancer Society released new guidelines that recommend providers screen high-risk patients for lung cancer using low-dose CT scans. High-risk patients are age 55 to 74 with at least a 30-pack-year smoking history and have smoked within the past 15 years. Providers should make patients aware of the benefits, limits and risks of screening, the group said.

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