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Lung Cancer Screening (PDQ®)—Health Professional Version - National Cancer Institute

Lung Cancer Screening (PDQ®)—Health Professional Version - National Cancer Institute

National Cancer Institute


Lung Cancer Screening (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version

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Changes to This Summary (11/18/2016)

The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.
Revised text to state that based on solid evidence, approximately 96% of all positive low-dose helical computed tomography screening exams do not result in a lung cancer diagnosis.
Revised text to describe harms of magnitude of effect from screening by low-dose helical computed tomography based on the findings from a large randomized trial.
This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Screening and Prevention Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ® - NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.
  • Updated: November 18, 2016

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