Lung Cancer Screening Program

A Safe, Simple Screening Could Save Your Life

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in the United States. If you are a current or former smoker, routine lung cancer screening could save your life by detecting lung cancer early — before it causes symptoms and when it is most treatable.

Lung cancer screening performed with a low-dose spiral CT scan is safe and takes approximately one minute. A CT scan creates detailed, 3D images of the inside of the lung to identify the smallest lesions not seen on X-ray. 

Hackensack Meridian Health is designated as a Lung Cancer Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance, signifying that our comprehensive Lung Cancer Screening Program follows the latest, evidence-based screening and treatment guidelines.

Who is Eligible for Lung Cancer Screening?

All private health insurance plans and Medicare cover lung cancer screening for patients who meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Current or former smoker who has quit in the last 15 years; 
  • Between the ages of 50 and 80 years old;  
  • No symptoms of lung cancer; and 
  • Have at least a 20-pack-year smoking history, such as two packs per day for 10 years, or one pack a day for 20 years.

How Do I Schedule a Lung Cancer Screening Appointment?

If you think you may qualify for lung cancer screening or have questions, talk to your primary care provider. You can also select from our locations below to schedule an appointment and speak with a team member from our Lung Cancer Screening Program.  

Lung Cancer Screening Locations

Hackensack University Medical Center
20 Prospect Ave, Suite 112
Hackensack, NJ, 07601
Phone: 551-996-3384
 
Palisades Medical Center
7600 River Road
North Bergen, NJ
Phone: 201-520-4774
 
Mountainside Medical Center
One Bay Avenue
Montclair, NJ
Phone: 973-429-6444  
 
JFK University Medical Center 
60 James Street
Edison, NJ
Phone: 855-535-5864 
 
Old Bridge Medical Center
3548 U.S. 9
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Phone: 732-970-0420 
 
Riverview Medical Center
1 Riverview Plaza, 4th Floor Blaisdell
Red Bank, NJ
Phone: 732-530-2222 
 
Jersey Shore University Medical Center 
1945 Route 33
Neptune, NJ 07753
Phone: 732-776-2434  
 
Ocean University Medical Center
425 Jack Martin Boulevard 
Brick NJ 08724
Phone: 732-776-2434
 
Health Village Imaging at Manahawkin
1301 New Jersey 72 West
Manahawkin, NJ
Phone: 609-660-9729
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