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Division

West Florida

Hospital

St. Petersburg

Specialty

Family Medicine

Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

5-2020

Keywords

Preventative Care, Oncology, Quality Improvement, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology

Disciplines

Family Medicine | Neoplasms | Oncology

Abstract

In the U.S., excluding melanoma, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths.1
Cigarette smoking is the number one risk factor and is linked to 80-90% of lung cancer deaths.2
Low-dose Computerized Tomography has been shown to reduce lung cancer deaths by 20% in randomized control trials and observational studies.4
The U.S. Preventative Task Force recommends annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose computerized tomography (LDCT) in adults ages 55-80 years of age who:

  • Have a 30 pack-year smoking history and
  • Currently smoke or
  • Have quit within the past 15 years.

Evaluating Awareness of Low-Dose Computerized Tomography For Lung Cancer Screening

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