New Recommendations for Screening Smokers for Lung Cancer

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By Molly Clifton

A government task force is proposing new recommendations for lung cancer screenings.

The U.S. Preventive task force says older smokers who smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years or two packs a day for 15 years are at high risk for developing the disease.

The task force says those people should get annual CT scans to find lung cancers early while they are still treatable.

The recommendations apply to current smokers and ones who quit within the last 15 years.
 




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