Cost, lower literacy levels and fear of lung cancer diagnosis were highlighted as concerns with lung cancer screening.

Research presented at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2021 Annual Meeting describes a community-based outreach intervention that was effective at identifying and addressing barriers to lung cancer screening, such as cost, lower literacy levels and fear of diagnosis.

“Radiologists can partner with patients and key community stakeholders in the development of effective lung cancer screening outreach interventions aimed to increase equitable lung cancer screening participation among low socioeconomic status communities,” the authors wrote.

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