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A Thoracic Surgeon Describes His Take on Lung Cancer Screening
A major clinical challenge encountered by thoracic surgeons lies in the decision to pursue surgery, which must be weighed between surgical risk and the reliability of CT findings.
Oncologists Play Many Roles in Lung Cancer Screening Programs
Some programs are governed by medical or radiation oncology departments, whereas others are led by pulmonology, radiology, pathology, or thoracic surgery departments, often in multidisciplinary combinations.
Smoking Cessation Counseling in Lung Cancer Screening Programs
Most programs offer smoking cessation counseling as part of the shared decision making visit and throughout the program. Some LCS programs also order pulmonary function studies for new patients to provide an overall picture of lung health.
Experts Stress the Importance of Surveillance and Follow-Up in Lung Cancer Screening Programs
Patient management software programs have been developed to help track patients in LCS programs. These programs can automatically generate reminders for patients in the form of letters and phone calls.
Experts Provide Guidance on Reporting During Lung Cancer Screenings
To confirm that LCS programs abide by the American College of Radiology and Society of Thoracic Radiology specifications, screening should follow a standardized and structured protocol.
Identifying Eligibility Criteria and Providing Prescreening Counseling for LCS Programs
Most LCS programs have systems in place to ensure compliance with the eligibility criteria before an exam is scheduled and a scan is performed.
Experts Give Advice on How to Plan a Successful Lung Cancer Screening Program
Regardless of the type of program structure, most experts agree that a program coordinator is critical for developing a successful program.
Strategies for Lung Cancer Screening Implementation
Hybrid lung cancer screening programs use a combination of centralized and decentralized services.
Key Aspects for Implementing a Lung Cancer Screening Program
LCS programs must be integrated with a smoking cessation program, and data should be collected regarding the interventions offered to active smokers.
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