If you have a smoking history, you have an increased risk of developing lung cancer. Screening with a low-dose CT scan can identify cancer early and save your life.
You Are Eligible for a Free* Lung Cancer Screening if You:
Are you between 50 and 80 years old and
Currently smoke or have quit in the last 15 years and
Have at least a 20 pack-year history of smoking.
* For eligible patients, lung cancer screening is covered by most private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid.
Advantages of Low-Dose Screening CT Scan
Safe – 90% less radiation than regular CT scans
Accurate – Detects even the smallest abnormalities
Fast – Scan takes less than 10 minutes
Diagnosis – Detects both cancerous and noncancerous lung nodules
Lung cancer screening decreases risk of death by 20%
What Is a Lung Nodule?
Small rounded spot on the lung detected by CT scan
97% of lung nodules are not cancerous
Can be early lung cancer
What Is a Pack Year?
A pack year measures how much a person has smoked over a long period of time. Multiply the number of packs of cigarettes smoked per day, by the number of years smoked. 1 pack per day for 20 years = 20 pack years 2 packs each day for 10 years = 2- pack years
Lung Cancer Screening
Lung cancer caught early is treatable and curable.
Screening of high risk patients has reduced lung cancer deaths by 20%.
National Jewish Health catches more lung cancer at Stage 1 than the national average.
Most patients have no sign of cancer and have a follow-up CT scan in one year.
Schedule a lung cancer screening today and get a clear picture of your lung health.