CT screening for lung cancer is cost effective

Cancer Type
Screening Method
Cost per life-yr served
(2012 dollars)
Lung LDCT (age 55 to 64) $18,662
LDCT (age 65 to 80) $18,452
Colorectal
Colonoscopy
$18,705
Breast Mammography $31,309
Cervical
Pap smear
$50,162

1NEJM 2014: 371:1793

2Health Affairs 2012:31:770 American Health & Drug Benefits 2014: 7(5): 272