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LUNG CANCER SCREENING: WHERE ARE WE TWO YEARS LATER?

LUNG CANCER SCREENING: WHERE ARE WE TWO YEARS LATER?

In December 2013 USPSTF released a very important step towards fighting lung cancer however the hurdles by CMS and private insurance agencies are still in the way of fighting this big monster!

Please ask your doctor if you are a candidate for lung cancer screening.  Our staff are ready to answer any questions you might have.

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.

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