Implementation of lung cancer screening at the national level: Polish example

Witold Rzyman, Edyta Szurowska, Mariusz Adamek


In Poland the national demonstration lung cancer screening program is about to be started in 2019. We share our concerns and discussing most important topics to be resolved while preparing such a program. The decisions made are virtually based on available scientific data and the results of two randomized controlled trials but also on the personal experience gained during the lung cancer screening studies performed in Poland. The most important and comprehensive guidelines and statements, both European and American, have been searched to find an optimal solution adjusted to the Polish national circumstances—as we assume that should be done in each country implementing such a program.