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Chest CT for Lung Cancer Screening in Smokers

Lung Cancer Death at 3 Years

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Screening for lung cancer with chest CT reduced lung cancer death in high-risk smokers, but false positive rates were high and additional testing and harmful effects are not fully characterized.

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  1. Reference A : Reduced Lung Cancer Mortality with Low-Dose Computed Tomography Screening. NEJM 2011;365:395-409