Who should be screened for non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)?

Updated: Jun 05, 2020
  • Author: Winston W Tan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Nagla Abdel Karim, MD, PhD  more...
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Guidelines from the American Cancer Society (ACS), American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), and U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommend offering annual screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) scanning to patients aged 55 to 74 years (the USPSTF extends the recommended age range to 80 years and the NCCN extends to age 77 years ) and who have at least a 30 pack-year smoking history and either continue to smoke or have quit within the past 15 years. [64, 65, 46, 66]


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