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Comment & Response
August 3, 2021

The US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation on Lung Cancer Screening

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Radiation Oncology, Beaumont Health, Royal Oak, Michigan
JAMA. 2021;326(5):440-441. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.8240

To the Editor The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)1 recently broadened its recommendation for annual screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) to include patients aged 50 to 80 years with 20 pack-year smoking histories but recommended discontinuation of screening “once a person has not smoked for 15 years or develops a health problem that substantially limits life expectancy or the ability or willingness to have curative lung surgery.”

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