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Screen heavy smokers for lung cancer, cancer group advises
The American Cancer Society released new guidelines that recommend providers screen high-risk patients for lung cancer using low-dose CT scans. High-risk patients are age 55 to 74 with at least a 30-pack-year smoking history and who have smoked within the past 15 years. Providers should make patients aware of the benefits, limits and risks of screening, the group said.  Nurse.com (1/12), HealthDay News (1/11)