Screening for Lung Cancer
Screening GuidelinesThe American Lung Association and American Cancer Society both suggest that if you meet the following criteria, you may want to consider screening:
- You are a current or former smoker who quit within the last 15 years
- You are 55-74 years old
- You have a history of heavy smoking (such as one pack a day for 30 years, two packs a day for 15 years)
Can non-small cell lung cancer be found early? American Cancer Society website. Available at: http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/LungCancer-Non-SmallCell/DetailedGuide/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-detection. February 17, 2012. Accessed May 14, 2012.
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