Lung Cancer Screening
Understanding Lung Cancer Screenings
Lung cancer screenings are the number one way to find and diagnose lung cancer in its early stages. A quick CT scan using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) can detect lung cancer, often before symptoms appear.
Who should be screened for lung cancer?
Annual lung cancer LDCT screenings are recommended for patients who fit within all three of these categories:
- Adults 50-80 years old
- Current or former smokers (who have quit within the last 15 years)
- “20 pack-year” smoking history (Example: two packs/day for 10 years or one pack/day for 20 years)
How to schedule a lung cancer screening appointment
To schedule a screening, please call 844-303-LUNG (5864) and press 1, or fill out the form below to submit a call back request.
What happens after a lung cancer screening?
If a lung nodule is discovered on the above scan, our collaborative team of specialists work together to determine whether the nodule is benign or cancerous and provide a customized treatment plan. Our lung nodule team includes specialized providers in:
- Interventional pulmonology
- Interventional radiology
- Thoracic surgery
- Medical oncology
- Radiation oncology
Advanced help for those looking to quit smoking
In addition to these screenings, Capital Health offers a Quit Smoking Program. Our experts help you to address the physical and psychological dependence on nicotine and tobacco products. That personalized approach includes nicotine replacement therapy, individual/group counseling, and alternative treatment options.
For more information call 844-303-LUNG (5864) and press 3.