Implementing Lung Cancer Screening in Primary Care: Module 1

Module Materials

Why is it important for primary care practices to screen for lung cancer?

Lung cancer is the leading site of cancer deaths for both men and women, is a common cause of morbidity, there is a high-risk identifiable target group (smokers), there are effective therapies with early diagnosis, and there is a sensitive screening test available – all contributing to a strong rationale for screening. This module will discuss the history of lung cancer screening, the evidence for lung cancer screening, and issues related to stigma that may limit screening.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this module, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the evidence-based guidelines and rationale for lung cancer screening in primary care.
  • Discuss the complexity of the tobacco/lung cancer relationship.
  • Discuss barriers and stigma associated with lung cancer screening.

Approximate time: 60-120 minutes

Implementing Lung Cancer Screening in Primary Care: Module 1