Lung Cancer Screening

CONCERNED THAT YOU’RE AT RISK FOR LUNG CANCER? SEE IF YOU QUALIFY FOR A FREE SCREENING

 

Free lung cancer screenings are available to qualifying individuals under the Affordable Care Act.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines for Lung Cancer Screening:

  • 55-57 years old

AND

  • More than 30 pack years* of smoking

AND

  • Currently smoking or quit within the past 15 years

AND

  • No symptoms of lung cancer and no history of any cancer within the last five years

OR

  • Over 50 years old and more than 20 pack years* of smoking

AND

  • One or more of these risk factors:
    • Exposure to radon
    • Workplace exposure to chemicals
    • Family history of lung cancer
    • Disease history (COPD or pulmonary fibrosis)

*Pack years = packs smoked per day X number of years smoked

Resources:

https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/lung/basic_info/screening.htm

http://healthcare.utah.edu/huntsmancancerinstitute/cancer-information/cancer-types-and-topics/cancer-screening.php

https://www.cancer.gov/types/lung/patient/lung-screening-pdq#section/_1

https://www.nccn.org/patients/guidelines/lung_screening/files/assets/basic-html/page-1.html

http://www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/lung-cancer/learn-about-lung-cancer/lung-cancer-screening/