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Impact of Lung Cancer Screening Results on Smoking Cessation

Monday, July 28, 2014

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Source Name: Journal of the National Cancer Institute


Martin C. Tammemägi, Christine D. Berg, Thomas L. Riley, Christopher R. Cunningham and Kathryn L. Taylor

Participants in the Lung Cancer Screening Trial were evaluated for success in smoking cessation linked to findings in their screening CTs.  The odds ratios for continued smoking decreased with increasingly worrisome abnormalities on CTs: 0.81 for a major abnormality not suspicious for cancer, 0.79 for an abnormality suspicious for cancer but stable, and 0.66 for a finding suspicious for cancer that was new or changed from prior.  CT screening is an opportunity to aid patients with smoking cessation.

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