Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related death for men and women, outnumbering colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. If you are, or were a heavy smoker, you could be living with lung cancer, unaware.
Lung Cancer Screening Program
Lung cancer usually does not present any symptoms till it is somewhat advanced, and only 15% of lung cancers are diagnosed in early stage. Early stage lung cancer is not only treatable, but often curable. If you are 55-74 years old or over 50 with a family history of lung cancer, you may qualify for our Lung Cancer Screening program, the only one of it's kind in San Joaquin County. Take our short assessment to see if you are eligible.
Lung Cancer Screening is now covered by Medicare Part B and all major insurances.
Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines
Age: 55 to 74 with no signs or symptoms of lung cancer
Smoking history: Active or former smoker with a 30 pack year history (A "pack year" is the equivalent of one pack of cigarettes per day, per year. One pack per day for 30 years or two packs per day for 15 years would both be 30 pack years.
Active smoker: If you are an active smoker, we strongly urge you to enter a smoking cessation program
Former smoker: If you are a former smoker, you must have quit within the past 15 years.
Find Out More
Download and print our Lung Screening Order Form and take it with you to your next visit with your primary care doctor. If you do not meet the lung cancer screening guidelines, but would still like to be screened for your own peace of mind, we also offer a low-cost cash option. Call (855) 220-4526 for more information.
If you're in need of a doctor, use our online Find a Doctor feature, or call (800) 677-4491 to get connected to a doctor that's right for you.