More adults should be screened for lung cancer under updated guideline, American Cancer Society says

Written by on November 1, 2023

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Lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, can be detected using a low-dose computed tomography or CT scan.


Nearly 5 million additional people are recommended to get screened for lung cancer under an updated guideline from the American Cancer Society, which expanded its recommendations to include older adults who smoke or formerly smoked — no matter how long ago they quit smoking.

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