Stop procrastinating on lung cancer screening, specialists urge
RESPIRATORY specialists are putting lung cancer screening back on the agenda with an editorial in today’s MJA decrying Australia’s “procrastination” on the issue.
There are 2.2 million current or former smokers aged between 55 and 74 who would be eligible for screening, say Perth physician Dr Fraser Brims and colleagues.
They say screening with low-dose CT scans has been proven to reduce lung cancer deaths by at least 20% and they note it’s being implemented in the United States.
The physicians say overseas evaluations of cost-effectiveness suggest that