Lung cancer screening program divides Australian experts

US government advisers have recommended annual screening for people aged 55—79 with a history of smoking a packet of cigarettes a day for 30 years, or two packets a day for 15 years.

The move follows a review of screening with low-dose computed tomography that found screening was associated with significant reductions in lung cancer (20%) and all-cause (6.7%) mortality in one large trial.

These figures provide an argument for considering a screening program in Australia, according