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Lung Cancer Screening

In the United States, more men and women die due to lung cancer than any other type of cancer. Detecting and treating the disease early makes it more likely you’ll survive, but the illness often shows no symptoms in its initial stages. Lung cancer screening can reveal the condition before you experience symptoms – and may save your life. 

Our low-dose CT lung cancer screening minimizes your radiation exposure. You qualify for the painless, brief, non-invasive test if you meet all these criteria:

  • Age 55 to 80
  • A current smoker or if you have quit smoking within the last 15 years
  • Have a 20-pack year history of smoking cigarettes (one pack of cigarettes per day for 20 years, two packs per day for 10 years, etc.) 

What to Expect

Low-dose CT lung cancer screening is painless and non-invasive. No special preparation is needed -- there aren't any injected dyes or special fluids to drink. 

Following your screening, the results will be interpreted by a board-certified radiologist. 

Ask your physician about getting a referral for the screening. After the procedure, your primary care doctor will receive your results and discuss them with you.

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