A decision aid tool is available online for clinicians and people who are eligible for lung cancer screening in Quebec. Its aim is to help those who qualify make an informed decision about whether or not to undergo screening. The Unité de soutien SSA Québec helped with its development.
Authors: H. T. V. Zomahoun, C.-B. Uwizeye, A. Giguère, J. Massougbodji, N. Rheault, F. Légaré, Unité de soutien SRAP du Québec (now the Unité de soutien SSA Québec) and the MSSS, W. Dubuisson, S. Groulx, N. Bouchard, N. Ezer, S. Martel, E. K. Ghandour, P. B. Mallhab, C. Riou, E. Bernard, I. Théberge, H. Lizotte, L. Légaré (eligible citizen), W. Deck
The MSSS lung cancer screening demonstration project: Who is it for and why?
“The three-year project will be rolled out gradually as of June 1 in designated project sites of the health and social services network.
The demonstration project is for people aged between 55 and 74, who smoked for at least 20 years during their lifetime, whether consecutively or not. Anyone who is eligible can participate in the screening, regardless of where they live. The project will be implemented in accordance with public health directives in effect at the time of its deployment.
Eligible people will undergo low-dose computed tomography (CT scans) in one of the designated project sites. At least 3,000 participants may obtain annual CT scans, for a total of two scans within a 24- to 28-month period. The goal of the project is to assess, in the Quebec health and social services context, whether the identified parameters effectively justify lung cancer screening through CT scans. The Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), the Institut d’excellence en santé et en services sociaux (INESSS) and the MSSS will be involved in the evaluation of the project. The results of the screening of the first 3,000 participants will guide the decision as to whether to continue the project and possibly expand it into a provincial program in institutions across the province.” – Source MSSS