Are you at risk for lung cancer? Screening is an early detection tool to look for cancer, often before symptoms occur. If cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat. Lung cancer is sometimes not found until it has advanced to a stage where treatment or cure is less favorable. While there’s no easy answer to lung cancer prevention, more lives can be saved with early detection. Recent Clinical Trials have indicated outcomes are improved after lung cancer scans.
Lung cancer screening guidelines
You should get a lung cancer screening test if you:
In less than a minute, the non-invasive test checks for lung cancer in patients ages 55 to 77 years based on certain criteria. This screening is available for individuals who meet all of these conditions:
How how often should you have lung cancer screening done?
Age 55 to 77
Check with your insurance provider before scheduling an exam. Not all insurance providers cover the cost of this exam.
What is a Low-dose computerized tomography (CT or CAT scan)?
A low-dose lung CT scan produces more detailed images than a regular chest x-ray and may find early signs of cancer. To have a low-dose lung CT, you will be asked to lie on a narrow table and hold your breath as the table passes into an open ring, which moves around you during the test. It is painless and takes about 15 minutes.
What is the importance of lung cancer screening tests?
If you believe you are at risk for Lung Cancer and would like to schedule a low dose CT lung cancer screening test: