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Major Cancer Groups Recommend CT Scans for Lung Cancer

Top cancer organizations recommend smokers ages 55 to 74 get an annual low dose CT scan.

Several top cancer organizations are recommending that smokers and former smokers ages 55 to 74 years who have smoked at least one pack of cigarettes a day for at least 30 years get an annual low-dose CT scans.  The recommendations were a collaborative effort by the American Cancer Society, American College of Chest Physicians, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and National Comprehensive Cancer Network. The recommendations appear in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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