The Lung Cancer Early Detection Program at UMass Memorial Health – Harrington has partnered with UMass Memorial Health Vascular services to offer baseline abdominal aortic aneursym (AAA) ultrasound screening to eligible patients.
This screening is recommended for men, ages 65 – 75 who currently smoke or have ever smoked at least 100 cigarettes in his lifetime.
This recommendation is made by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), The US Preventative Task Force, The American College of Cardiology, The American Heart Association, The Society for Vascular Surgery, and The College of Preventative Medicine. At this time, CMS has not approved AAA screening for females with a history of smoking.
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