In July 2013, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) proposed a recommendation for annual low dose computed tomography (CT) scans to screen for lung cancer in high risk smokers (aged 55 to 79 who smoked the equivalent of a pack a day for 30 years including those who quit less than 15 years ago).

With these latest clinical findings by USPSTF, we at Check My Lungs have created a lung cancer screening initiative to help Arizona Breathe Easy. When detected early, lung cancer is more treatable and survival rates improve significantly. This CT lung cancer screening could apply to almost nine million Americans and may prevent as many as 20,000 deaths a year from lung cancer with one life saved for every 320 persons screened.