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Lung cancer screening: are you ready?

H Vogel W - J Adv Pract Oncol (2014)

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Affiliation: Ms. Vogel is a nurse practitioner at Wellmont Cancer Institute in Kingsport, Tennessee.

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Screening for lung cancer is now recommended for certain people at high risk for the development of this malignancy... In 2011, the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) estimated that there were about 7 million people in the United States who would meet high-risk eligibility criteria for lung cancer screening... Various methods for lung cancer screening have been studied, including sputum testing, chest x-ray, and computed tomography (CT), but the most effective method has been shown to be screening with low-dose CT scans... The investigators concluded that annual spiral CT screening can detect curable lung cancers... Prior to this study, a significant concern was whether such screening and early intervention were sufficiently effective to justify screening large asymptomatic at-risk populations... This study found that lung cancer detection rates were similar to or slightly higher than rates of detection in the breast cancer screening setting... Cost-effectiveness was also noted to be positive and similar to that associated with mammography screening... New guidelines recommending lung cancer screening in certain high-risk populations are based on data derived from the NLST (Detterbeck, Mazzone, Naidich, & Bach, 2013; Gomez & LoBiondo-Wood, 2013; NCCN, 2014; Wender et al., 2013)... Over 53,000 people at high risk for lung cancer were enrolled across 33 US medical centers and randomly assigned to receive three annual screenings with either low-dose CT or single-view posteroanterior chest radiography... The lower section of Table 4 offers some resources that may assist in patients’ understanding of the screening process and its implications... Advanced practitioners may be consulted regarding who is at risk and who qualifies for screening... Counseling about potential benefits and potential harms is within the scope of the AP as well... Smoking cessation counseling may also be performed by the oncology AP.

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Lung cancer screening: are you ready?

H Vogel W - J Adv Pract Oncol (2014)

Population Criteria Recommended for Lung Cancer Screening
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Affiliation: Ms. Vogel is a nurse practitioner at Wellmont Cancer Institute in Kingsport, Tennessee.

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Screening for lung cancer is now recommended for certain people at high risk for the development of this malignancy... In 2011, the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) estimated that there were about 7 million people in the United States who would meet high-risk eligibility criteria for lung cancer screening... Various methods for lung cancer screening have been studied, including sputum testing, chest x-ray, and computed tomography (CT), but the most effective method has been shown to be screening with low-dose CT scans... The investigators concluded that annual spiral CT screening can detect curable lung cancers... Prior to this study, a significant concern was whether such screening and early intervention were sufficiently effective to justify screening large asymptomatic at-risk populations... This study found that lung cancer detection rates were similar to or slightly higher than rates of detection in the breast cancer screening setting... Cost-effectiveness was also noted to be positive and similar to that associated with mammography screening... New guidelines recommending lung cancer screening in certain high-risk populations are based on data derived from the NLST (Detterbeck, Mazzone, Naidich, & Bach, 2013; Gomez & LoBiondo-Wood, 2013; NCCN, 2014; Wender et al., 2013)... Over 53,000 people at high risk for lung cancer were enrolled across 33 US medical centers and randomly assigned to receive three annual screenings with either low-dose CT or single-view posteroanterior chest radiography... The lower section of Table 4 offers some resources that may assist in patients’ understanding of the screening process and its implications... Advanced practitioners may be consulted regarding who is at risk and who qualifies for screening... Counseling about potential benefits and potential harms is within the scope of the AP as well... Smoking cessation counseling may also be performed by the oncology AP.

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