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Lung-cancer screening leads to overdiagnosis among nonsmoking Asian women


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Journal
JAMA Internal Medicine
Reuters Health - 18/01/2022 - Expanding low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for lung cancer to nonsmoking populations will likely lead to overdiagnosis of lung cancer, a study from Taiwan indicates.  "Unless randomized trials can demonstrate some value to low-risk groups, LDCT screening should remain targeted only to heavy smokers," researchers write in JAMA Internal Medicine.  "As smoking continues to decline in many developed countries, the proportion of lung cancers in nonsmokers will rise. This shift may create substantial pressure to further expand lung cancer screening to lower-risk groups," they explain.


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