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HEALTH NEWS: Lung cancer screening

The US Preventive Service Task Force has issued its guideline on lung cancer screening.

The independent group of experts is recommending annual screenings for at-risk adults who are 55 to 80 years old.
   
They define "at-risk" as those who have smoked a pack or more of cigarettes a day for at least 30 years and currently smoke -- or have quit within the past 15 years.
   
The Imaging Technology involves low doses of radiation but at-risk patients are advised to ask their doctors about the screenings.