Chronic diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and diabetes represent a major health problem in the United States. They account for approximately 86 percent of all healthcare costs and are frequently associated with a significant reduc-tion in quality of life. The CDC reports that roughly half of
Tag: lung cancer screening
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death, accounting for more than a quarter of all deaths from cancer, according to The American Cancer Society. One reason for this high mortality rate is that lung cancer symptoms usually don’t manifest until the disease has reached an advanced state.
Few Who Need Lung Cancer Screening Get It
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) began recommending in December 2013 that people at high risk for lung cancer have yearly screening with low-dose CT scans. However, few people who could benefit from lung cancer screening—mostly current and former smokers—are getting it,
Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer and the top cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S., according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). However, recent advances in lung cancer treatment and an approval for annual screening of at-risk persons mean that patients with lung cancer have
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) recently released updates to several of its recommendations for the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Choosing Wisely campaign. The campaign aims to help older adults avoid medical treatment that isn’t needed, and/or could potentially cause harm.
“It’s important that older adults have conversations with their doctors
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