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Feb 1, 2008 Issue
ACCP Revises Guideline on the Diagnosis of Lung Cancer [Practice Guidelines]
The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) has revised its original guidelines for the diagnosis and management of lung cancer to update evidence supporting the original recommendations and to include additional relevant topics.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, with an average five-year survival rate of 15 percent. Smoking remains the predominant risk factor for lung cancer. Lung cancers are categorized as small cell carcinoma or non-small cell carcinoma (e.g., adenocarcinoma, s...
This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for lung cancer and the supporting scientific evidence, and it updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2d ed.