Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death - more than cancers of the breast, prostate, colon and pancreas combined. A study conducted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) showed that screening people at high risk for lung cancer with low dose computed tomography (CT) scans reduced lung cancer deaths by 20%. Another study estimates that early detection and treatment of lung cancer could save over 70,000 lives a year in the United States.
Is A Lung Screening Right For Me?
Lung cancer screening is not appropriate for everyone. Only those considered at high risk for lung cancer should be screened. You are considered high risk for lung cancer if you are over 50, have a heavy smoking history, and/or have a family history of lung cancer.
An important consideration for screening is whether the level of individual risk is high enough for screening to be of benefit. Our physicians or your primary care doctor can discuss the benefits and risks of screening to determine what is best for you.
Learn More About The Lung Cancer Screening Program
To obtain more information or to make an appointment, call our toll-free number 1-855-LUNG-SCREEN (1-855-586-4727).