As with most cancers, early detection of lung cancer offers the best opportunity for a cure. We offer a low-dose CT screening that detects lung cancer in its earliest stage—before symptoms are apparent.
It's no secret that smokers have a higher risk of developing lung cancer than non-smokers, even years after quitting. If you are a current or former smoker who is concerned about your risk for developing lung cancer, our low-dose CT screening program may be right for you. This method of early detection for lung cancer has been proven to reduce the risk of lung cancer death by 20 percent.
Who is Eligible for Screening?
Our program follows the guidelines from the National Lung Screening Trial and is recommended for adults between the ages of 55 and 77 who:
- Have a "30-pack-year" history of smoking. A pack year is the number of packs of cigarettes smoked daily, multiplied by the number of years smoking. For example, one pack a day for 30 years, or 2 packs a day for 15.
- Meet the above criteria and currently smoke or have quit within the last 15 years
- Have no symptoms or history of lung cancer
A doctor's referral is needed to schedule this test.