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Screen former/current smokers ages 50-80 for lung cancer: USPSTF

The US Preventive Services Task Force has updated its lung cancer screening recommendations to include all adults ages 50 to 80 who have a 20 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years. Organizations may consider alerting Individuals with these risks that it is now recommended that they should be screened for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography annually, and that screening can stop once a person has not smoked for 15 years or has a health problem that limits life expectancy or the ability to have lung surgery.

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