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Can you help us understand how new lung cancer screening may impact the COPD Community?
New recommendations suggest that a group of people who are at high risk for lung cancer should get yearly chest CT scans and in February Medicare announced they would cover the cost of these scans (private insurance should also cover the cost if you qualify). The recommendations apply if you meet any of the following criteria
•Age 55-77 years
•No current signs or symptoms of lung cancer
•Tobacco smoking history of at least 30 pack-years (pack-years are calculated by multiplying the number of packs smoked per day by number of years smoked)
•Current or former smokers who have quit within the last 15 years
We want to better understand how these new recommendations may impact the COPD community. For example we are curious how many COPD patients are considering proactively participating in lung cancer screening as a result of these new recommendations, how many patients have gotten CT scans for other reasons within the last 5 years and a few other issues that will help COPDF design a research project to ensure the needs of COPD patients are understood and addressed during these screening encounters.
Please take 5 minutes to tell us your thoughts and shape future research. We will share the results next week!
Click https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/lcscreening to complete this short survey today.
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It is not our intention to serve as a substitute for medical advice and any content posted should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. While we encourage individuals to share their personal experiences with COPD, please consult a physician before making changes to your own COPD management plan.