Lung Cancer Screening

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If your provider has recommended a lung cancer screening

Lung cancer is the #1 killer of men and women in the United States and the world. Yet of all the deadliest cancers—lung, prostate, breast, colorectal—lung has been the only one without a routine screening, until now.

Lung cancer screenings can catch lung cancer before symptoms occur. The earlier lung cancer is detected, the easier it is to treat. By the time many people show symptoms of disease, the cancer has already progressed.

We offer screenings through our Lung Cancer Screening Program. A lung cancer screening is a 10-second, low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan.

What to expect during a lung cancer screening

Lung cancer screenings take less than 10 seconds and do not require any medications or needles. You can stay clothed during the exam.

Am I a candidate for lung cancer screening?

If you want to get checked for lung cancer, you need to meet certain conditions:

  • You must be between 50 and 80 years old.
  • You should have smoked at least one pack of cigarettes every day for 20 years on average.
  • You either smoke now or quit smoking within the last 15 years.
  • You shouldn't have any symptoms like fever, chest pain, or coughing up blood.
  • You shouldn't have cancer that has spread to other parts of your body.
  • You shouldn't have been diagnosed with lung cancer in the last five years.

To learn more about our Lung Cancer Screening Program, call 1-855-794-LUNG (5864).

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