Lung Cancer Screening

Mark E. Deffebach, Linda Humphrey

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Screening for lung cancer in high-risk individuals with annual low-dose computed tomography has been shown to reduce lung cancer mortality by 20% and is recommended by multiple health care organizations. Lung cancer screening is not a specific test; it is a process that involves appropriate selection of high-risk individuals, careful interpretation and follow-up of imaging, and annual testing. Screening should be performed in the context of a multidisciplinary program experienced in the diagnosis and management of lung nodules and early-stage lung cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)967-978
Number of pages12
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Low Dose CT
  • Multidisciplinary program
  • Screening
  • Smoking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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