Implementation of Lung Cancer Screening: Proceedings of a Workshop

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Engineering, and Medicine National Academies of Sciences, Health and Medicine Division

Year 2017
Pages 128
Publisher National Academies Press
Language en
ISBN 9780309451321
File Size 1.19 MB
File Format PDF
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The public health burden from lung cancer is substantial: it is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Given the individual and population health burden of lung cancer, especially when it is diagnosed at later stages, there has been a push to develop and implement screening strategies for early detection. However, many factors need to be considered for broad implementation of lung cancer screening in clinical practice. Effective implementation will entail understanding the balance of potential benefits and harms of lung cancer screening, defining and reaching eligible populations, addressing health disparities, and many more considerations.