Advocacy Alert: Lung Cancer Screening for Medicare

Seniors’ access to life-saving lung cancer screening is at risk, and we need your help.

Last week, a panel of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) met and did not recommend that screenings be covered by Medicare, despite last year’s findings by the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) after a two-year review of lung cancer screenings. The task force recommended that current and former heavy smokers between the ages of 55 and 80 undergo annual screenings for lung cancer.

Help us take our message directly to President Obama, and let him know how important it is to provide seniors with lung cancer screenings. Please sign the letter the Lung Cancer Alliance has prepared, and help spread the word!

For more information about the issue, read this letter from Lung Cancer Alliance Executive Director Lauri Fenton-Ambrose.

the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) completed its two-year review of evidence related to lung cancer screening – See more at: http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/blog/we-must-make-our-voices-heard-defend-seniors-right-to-life-saving-lung-cancer-screening/#sthash.z2i5j3mZ.dpuffiun
the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) completed its two-year review of evidence related to lung cancer screening – See more at: http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/blog/we-must-make-our-voices-heard-defend-seniors-right-to-life-saving-lung-cancer-screening/#sthash.z2i5j3mZ.dpuf

the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) completed its two-year review of evidence related to lung cancer screening – See more at: http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/blog/we-must-make-our-voices-heard-defend-seniors-right-to-life-saving-lung-cancer-screening/#sthash.z2i5j3mZ.dpuf
the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to consider lung cancer screening for Medicare beneficiaries age 65 to 80.  This panel, which offers non-binding advice to CMS, is referred to as a “MEDCAC.” – See more at: http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/blog/we-must-make-our-voices-heard-defend-seniors-right-to-life-saving-lung-cancer-screening/#sthash.z2i5j3mZ.dpuf
the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to consider lung cancer screening for Medicare beneficiaries age 65 to 80.  This panel, which offers non-binding advice to CMS, is referred to as a “MEDCAC.” – See more at: http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/blog/we-must-make-our-voices-heard-defend-seniors-right-to-life-saving-lung-cancer-screening/#sthash.z2i5j3mZ.dpuf
the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to consider lung cancer screening for Medicare beneficiaries age 65 to 80.  This panel, which offers non-binding advice to CMS, is referred to as a “MEDCAC.” – See more at: http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/blog/we-must-make-our-voices-heard-defend-seniors-right-to-life-saving-lung-cancer-screening/#sthash.z2i5j3mZ.dpuf
the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to consider lung cancer screening for Medicare beneficiaries age 65 to 80.  This panel, which offers non-binding advice to CMS, is referred to as a “MEDCAC.” – See more at: http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/blog/we-must-make-our-voices-heard-defend-seniors-right-to-life-saving-lung-cancer-screening/#sthash.z2i5j3mZ.dpuf

the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to consider lung cancer screening for Medicare beneficiaries age 65 to 80.  This panel, which offers non-binding advice to CMS, is referred to as a “MEDCAC.” – See more at: http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/blog/we-must-make-our-voices-heard-defend-seniors-right-to-life-saving-lung-cancer-screening/#sthash.z2i5j3mZ.dpuf
the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to consider lung cancer screening for Medicare beneficiaries age 65 to 80.  This panel, which offers non-binding advice to CMS, is referred to as a “MEDCAC.” – See more at: http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/blog/we-must-make-our-voices-heard-defend-seniors-right-to-life-saving-lung-cancer-screening/#sthash.z2i5j3mZ.dpuf
the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to consider lung cancer screening for Medicare beneficiaries age 65 to 80.  This panel, which offers non-binding advice to CMS, is referred to as a “MEDCAC.” – See more at: http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/blog/we-must-make-our-voices-heard-defend-seniors-right-to-life-saving-lung-cancer-screening/#sthash.z2i5j3mZ.dpuf
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