Lung Cancer Screening Facts


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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has posted a supplemental fact sheet for clinicians on its final recommendation statement on screening for lung cancer.1 This resource is meant to help health-care professionals talk about lung cancer screening with their patients and determine if screening is appropriate, as well as help clinicians understand how to implement the recently published final recommendation.2 For more information, visit www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org. ■

References

1. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Talking with your patients about screening for lung cancer. January 2014.

2. Humphrey LL, Deffebach M, Pappas M, et al: Screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography. Ann Intern Med 159:411-420, 2013.



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