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Strong support for lung-cancer screening in at-risk adults


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The BMJ
Reuters Health - 05/04/2022 - The introduction of lung-cancer screening in the United States has led to a shift toward diagnosis of earlier-stage disease and improvement in survival, a new analysis indicates.  Yet lung-cancer screening rates remain low overall among eligible adults and disparities in access to low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) continue to exist, the researchers say in The BMJ.  LDCT lung-cancer screening for high-risk adults (over age 55 with a history of smoking) was introduced in the United States in December 2013. 


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