Lung Cancer Screening Program
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 not diagnosed until later stages, when the survival rate is poor. Lung cancer screening for people who are at high risk can help detect cancer at an earlier stage.
Please complete the form below to determine whether you're eligible for a screening.
Lung Cancer Screening
Lung cancer screening is not appropriate for everyone; candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Be 55–77* years old
- Have a smoking history of at least 1 pack per day for 30 years or 2 packs per day for 15 years
- Be currently smoking or have quit smoking in the last 15 years
- Have no signs or symptoms of lung cancer
Research shows that annual low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) of the chest compared to chest X-rays can significantly reduce lung cancer death. This method is a quick, painless and non-invasive way of detecting early-stage lung cancer. Medicare and most insurance companies cover annual lung cancer screening for eligible patients.
Early Detection Is the Key to Saving Lives
Catholic Health Services offers lung cancer screenings at several convenient locations for people who are at high risk for developing lung cancer. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call (844)-CHS-LUNG or email LUNG@chsli.org.
What Can I Do to Lower My Risk of Lung Cancer?
The most important thing you can do to prevent lung cancer is to not start smoking or to quit if you do smoke. If you need assistance with quitting, many CHS entities offer smoking cessation programs, and our nurse navigator is here to help.
*Program eligibility based on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) beneficiary eligibility criteria