Millions more people should get screened for lung cancer under updated guidance.
That’s according to the American Cancer Society. It’s expanding recommendations for older adults who formerly smoked, no matter how long ago they quit. Previously, the American Cancer Society only recommended the annual screening for those who quit less than 15 years ago. The new recommendations are also being widened to include those with a 20 pack-year history, down from a 30 pack-year.
That means nearly five million more are now recommended to get screened.