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Source: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Last Reviewed: March 2021
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends annual lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography in people who meet all of these criteria:
- Are ages 50 to 80 years
- Have a 20 pack-year smoking history
- Currently smoke cigarettes or quit within the past 15 years
USPSTF also recommends ending screening for people in this group who develop a health problem that seriously limits their life expectancy or who aren’t willing to have lung surgery if needed.