Andrew Wolf, MD, a professor of medicine and associate program director of the UVA Internal Medicine Residency Program, is the lead author on the American Cancer Society’s updated lung cancer screening guidelines. The new recommendations are for people who smoked one pack of cigarettes daily for 20 years, and are between the ages of 50 and 80, to undergo annual low-dose CT scans. Another key update to the guidelines includes dropping a previous recommendation that people who quit smoking 15 years ago need not be screened.
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