Lung Cancer Screening Program
Just like screening tests for some other types of cancer — colonoscopies for colon cancer screening and mammograms for breast cancer screening — patients with a high risk of lung cancer can now be screened for lung cancer with a chest CT scan.
Lung cancer has good survival rates — if it is caught in its earliest stages. That’s where a yearly CT scan can make a difference. This easy, pain-free and non-invasive test, when done every year for patients at high risk for lung cancer, has been found to reduce lung cancer death rates by 20%.
- Are you between ages 55 and 80?
- Are you a current smoker or quit in the past 15 years?
- Do you have a smoking history of 30 pack-years or more — that is, did you smoke the equivalent of at least one pack a day for 30 years or 2 packs a day for 15 years?
You may qualify for a lung cancer screening if you can answer YES to all three of the above questions.
View an infographic that shows who should be screened for lung cancer.
For more information, please call 410-328-6366 and ask about having a "Lung Cancer Screening."