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St. Petersburg General Hospital
Preventative Care, Oncology, Quality Improvement, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology
Family Medicine | Neoplasms | Oncology
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.
LeBoutillier, Roshni; Savla, Bansi; Wu, Vincent; Khan, Zia; Mejia, Erick; Tehranchi, Leah; Myers, My; Min, Khine; Broyles, Jennifer; and Chase, Stacy, "Evaluating Awareness of Low-Dose Computerized Tomography For Lung Cancer Screening" (2020). West Florida Division Virtual Research Day 2020. 15.