Early Detection Is Key
Catholic Health's lung cancer screenings are a quick, painless and non-invasive way of detecting early-stage lung cancer. Research shows that annual low-dose computed tomography (CT) of the chest can significantly improve the odds of successful lung cancer treatment.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., claiming more lives than colon, prostate, pancreatic and breast cancer combined. Most cases of lung cancer are diagnosed in later stages when the survival rate is poor. Early detection is key to better outcomes.
Do I Need a Lung Cancer Screening?
Consider a lung cancer screening if you:
- Are a current smoker or quit smoking within the last 15 years
- Are between 50 and 80 years old (criteria by US Preventative Services Task Force)
- Have a smoking history of at least one pack per day for 30 years or two packs per day for 15 years
Lung Cancer Screening Request
Clinical Excellence. Compassionate Care.
Lung Cancer Care
Diagnosis and treatment for all types and stages of lung cancer.
Catholic Health Cancer Care Team
Board-certified oncologists and a supporting team of cancer specialists.
Catholic Health Cancer Institutes
Comprehensive cancer services at locations across Long Island.