Original Publication Date: 12 January, 2014
Publication / Source: Aging Health
Authors: Michael T Jaklitsch, Katherine Armstrong & Francine L Jacobson
The National Lung Screening Trial found a 20% decrease in lung cancer-specific mortality using low-dose computed tomography to screen individuals with a 30 pack-year history of smoking, aged 55–75 years. Increasing age is an independent risk factor for lung cancer. Thus, elderly patients stand to benefit the most from low-dose computed tomography screening.