Full text of current ACS recommendations (and rationale) for informed and shared decision making about whether to initiate lung cancer screening is available here.
Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines
The American Cancer Society recommends that clinicians with access to high-volume, high-quality lung cancer screening and treatment centers should initiate a discussion about lung cancer screening with patients aged 55 to 74 years who have at least a 30-pack-year smoking history, currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years, and who are in relatively good health. Core elements of a clinician-patient discussion are provided to enable informed and shared decision making.
View a summary chart of eligibility criteria for the NLST, which serve as the basis for initiating a discussion with patients about lung cancer screening.
A reproducible Patient Page to help facilitate shared decision making on “Testing for Lung Cancer in People at High Risk” is available here.