Screening for lung cancer: Diagnosis and management of lung cancer, 3rd ed: American college of chest physicians evidence-based clinical practice guidelines Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Mass Screening
  • Radiography, Thoracic
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

abstract

  • Screening is a complex interplay of selection (a population with sufficient risk and few serious comorbidities), the value of the screening test, the interval between screening tests, the availability of effective treatment, the risk of complications or harms as a result of screening, and the degree with which the screened individuals comply with screening and treatment recommendations. Screening with LDCT of appropriate individuals in the context of a structured process is associated with a significant reduction in the number of lung cancer deaths in the screened population. Given the complex interplay of factors inherent in screening, many questions remain on how to effectively implement screening on a broader scale.

publication date

  • May 2013

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3749713

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1378/chest.12-2350

PubMed ID

  • 23649455

Additional Document Info

start page

  • e78S

end page

  • 92S

volume

  • 143

number

  • 5 SUPPL