Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of adults who receive a lung cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines
Baseline: 4.5 percent of adults aged 55 to 80 years received a lung cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines in 2015 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Target: 7.5 percent
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Lung cancer screening can help prevent deaths from lung cancer in people at high risk — mostly current and former smokers. But screening rates in this population remain very low. Increasing knowledge about screening recommendations — among both health care providers and people at risk for lung cancer — can help prevent deaths. Increasing knowledge about tobacco initiation and cessation can also help prevent lung cancer deaths.
Workgroup: Cancer Workgroup