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Lung Cancer Screening & Detection

Lung cancer is the third most common cancer and the number one cause of cancer related deaths in the US, but it doesn’t have to be. If lung cancer is caught before it spreads, the likelihood of surviving 5 years or more improves significantly. People who are at high risk for lung cancer are strongly encouraged to get screened. Lung cancer screening allows for the early detection of cancer and to begin treatment early, even before you experience symptoms.

Low-Dose CT Scan

We screen for lung cancer with the help of a low-dose CT (LDCT) scan. This scan can recognize tiny nodules on the lungs long before you show any symptoms. An LDCT scan is non-invasive and takes little time to perform. The screening test works just like a regular CT scan but with a significantly lower radiation dose, which decreases the risk associated with annual or more frequent examinations.

Lung Cancer Risk Factors

Smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer. The longer you smoke and the more packs a day you smoke, the greater your risk. Other risk factors for lung cancer include:

  • Secondhand smoke
  • Repeated exposure to radon gas, asbestos, air pollution or other carcinogens
  • Previous radiation therapy to the lungs
  • Family history of lung cancer

Do I qualify for a screening?

To qualify for lung cancer screening you must meet specific criteria.

  • You must be between the ages of 50-80
  • Have a 20 pack a year smoking history in the last 15 years
  • Be a current smoker or have quit in the last 15 years
  • Have no current signs or symptoms of lung cancer

Request A Lung Cancer Screening

If you meet all the above criteria fill out the form below and our patient navigator will be in touch to help schedule your screening. You can also take our screening quiz to find out more.

Use state abbreviation. Example: LA

Lung Cancer Screening Quiz