Lung Cancer Screening
Lung cancer screening is a yearly preventive health check for patients at high risk for lung cancer.
Screening is done using a low radiation dose CT scan in order to catch early stage tumors.
Yearly screening is recommended for those that meet all of the following criteria:
- 55 to 77 years old
- Current smoker or have quit within the last 15 years
- Heavy smoker or used to be a heavy smoker (minimum 30 “pack years”)
- Asymptomatic (no signs or symptoms of lung cancer)
Medicare and most private insurance plans now cover the screening costs for high risk patients.
If you are interested in the screening program, please contact 773-564-LUNG (5864).