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New lung cancer screening guidelines increase eligibility for high-risk patients: Should you be screened?

November 2, 2023

Via: Fox News

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has announced new guidelines for lung cancer screenings.

Published in the ACS journal “CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians” on Wednesday, the advisory reconsiders those who are at high risk for developing lung cancer and which individuals should be screened each year.

The ACS now recommends annual low-dose CT scans for people aged 50 to 80 who have a 20+ pack-year history of smoking, which was previously set at 30.

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