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National Guideline Clearinghouse | Screening for lung cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement.

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National Guideline Clearinghouse | Screening for lung cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement.



U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC)

Guideline Title
Screening for lung cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement.
Bibliographic Source(s)
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). Screening for lung cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Mar 4;160(5):330-8. [21 references] PubMed External Web Site Policy
Guideline Status
This is the current release of the guideline.
This updates previous versions: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Lung cancer screening: recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med. 2004 May 4;140(9):738-9.
Lung cancer screening: recommendation statement. Am Fam Physician. 2005 Mar 15;71(6):1165-8.


 2014 Mar 4;160(5):330-8. doi: 10.7326/M13-2771.

Screening for lung cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement.

Abstract

DESCRIPTION:

Update of the 2004 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for lung cancer.

METHODS:

The USPSTF reviewed the evidence on the efficacy of low-dose computed tomography, chest radiography, and sputum cytologic evaluation for lung cancer screening in asymptomatic persons who are at average or high risk for lung cancer (current or former smokers) and the benefits and harms of these screening tests and of surgical resection of early-stage non-small cell lung cancer. The USPSTF also commissioned modeling studies to provide information about the optimum age at which to begin and end screening, the optimum screening interval, and the relative benefits and harms of different screening strategies.

POPULATION:

This recommendation applies to asymptomatic 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.

RECOMMENDATION:

The USPSTF recommends annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography 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).

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PMID:
 
24378917
 
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

1 comentario:

  1. Very important article for screening of Lung Cancer. Considering the smokers and non smoker screenings bifurcated.

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