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Lung Cancer Screening

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. 

Lung Cancer Screening is now covered by Medicare Part B and all major insurances.

Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines

  • Age: 50 to 77 with no signs or symptoms of lung cancer
  • Smoking history: Active or former tobacco smoker history of at least 20 pack-years (one pack-year = smoking one pack per day for one year; 1 pack =20 cigarettes)
  • 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 last 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.

Take our short assessment to see if you are eligible for a lung cancer screening.

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At risk for lung cancer?

While lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States, it accounts for the largest number of cancer-related deaths. But, there's good news—pre-screening for lung cancer can detect cell mutation in the earliest stages, making lung cancer more treatable, and in some cases, even curable.

Take this quick assessment to:

  • Understand symptoms and causes of lung cancer
  • Determine your risk factors for developing lung cancer
  • Learn which lifestyle factors can increase or decrease your risk