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Lung Cancer Screening Might Pay Off, Analysis Shows
Date:4/9/2012

ng screened doubled quit rates, the cost effectiveness for a 50-year-old who smoked a pack a day for 20 years was $75,000 per quality-adjusted life-year.

"I think that smoking cessation programs should definitely be part of whatever screening programs get adopted," McMahon said.

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To learn more about lung cancer and screening, visit the American Cancer Society.

SOURCES: Bruce Pyenson, principal and consulting actuary, Milliman, New York City; William Black, M.D., professor, radiology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H.; Pamela McMahon, Ph.D., associate director, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Technology Assessment, and assistant professor, radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston; April 2012, Health Affairs


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