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Is Lung Cancer Screening Right for Me?

Overview ARCHIVED May 9, 2016
Archived: This report is greater than 3 years old. Findings may be used for research purposes, but should not be considered current.

 

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The decision aid, Lung Cancer Screening Right for Me? A Decision Aid for People Considering Lung Cancer Screening With Low-Dose Computed Tomography (PDF, 978 KB), helps high-risk smokers and their primary health care providers make informed decisions about referral for lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT). Patient decision aids, such as this one, are designed to support decisionmaking and patient involvement when making complex decisions.

This decision aid is part of a multicomponent resource to support informed shared decisionmaking about lung cancer screening with LDCT. These additional components include lung cancer screening tools in the following formats:

  • Clinician and Evidence Summary (PDF, 415 KB), which provides a brief summary of the results from the NLST, possible benefits and harms of lung cancer screening with LDCT, insurance coverage, and talking points.
  • Encounter Tool (PDF, 1 MB), which is designed to be used by both the patient and health care professional during the clinical encounter to facilitate a shared-decisionmaking visit.
  • Clinician Checklist (PDF 1.5 MB), which is designed for the health care professional and his or her clinical staff to meet Medicare criteria for lung cancer screening with LDCT.

The components are downloadable as PDFs via the links above.

Project Timeline

About the LDCT Toolkit

Sep 13, 2017
Topic Initiated
May 9, 2016
Overview Archived
Page last reviewed October 2020
Page originally created November 2017

Internet Citation: Overview: Is Lung Cancer Screening Right for Me?. Content last reviewed October 2020. Effective Health Care Program, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
https://effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/products/lung-cancer-screening/overview

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