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USPSTF Finalizes Lung Screening Recs

(MedPage Today) It's official: Annual low-dose CT screening for lung cancer is recommended for high-risk individuals, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced.
The final grade B recommendation for adults ages 55 through 79 with a 30 pack-year history of smoking or who have quit in the past 15 years matched draft recommendations released in July.
The only changes based on comments received during the public comment period were that smoking cessation was more prominently emphasized as a component of screening programs and the description of the appropriate patient population was moved to the top of the document.
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