Getting screened means more treatment options and a better chance of survival.
What is lung cancer screening?
Low-Dose Computed Tomography (also called LDCT) lung screening is for patients who may have a higher risk of developing lung cancer. LDCT lung cancer screening is quick and easy with minimal exposure to radiation. Studies have shown LDCT screening can lower the risk of death from lung cancer by 20 percent in people who are high risk.
Who should get low-dose CT lung cancer screening?
Lung cancer screening is for people who are in generally good health and have no symptoms, but are at high risk because of their smoking history and age. Talk to your doctor about screening if you are:
Between 55-77 years old.
Have no signs or symptoms of lung cancer.
Are a current smoker or quit smoking within the last 15 years.
Are a former smoker with at least one of the following:
You smoked 1 pack per day for at least 30 years
1.5 packs per day for at least 20 years
2 packs per day for at least 15 years
2.5 packs per day for at least 12 years
How do I know if I’m at high risk?
Our simple online risk assessment can help you calculate your risk for developing lung cancer. The tool will ask you questions about your smoking history, age, gender, and family history and will take approximately five minutes.
Talk to your doctor about lung cancer screening
You can also talk to your primary care provider about lung cancer screening, and schedule an appointment today with one of our primary care physicians.
Lung Cancer Screening Locations
We offer LDCT at convenient locations near you.
Advanced Medical Imaging of Old Bridge
John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center
JFK Medical Center
Mountainside Medical Center
Ocean Medical Center
Palisades Medical Center
Riverview Medical Center
University Radiology Jersey Shore Imaging
Want to learn more?
Read more from our experts about the importance of lung cancer screening. If you need a thoracic cancer expert, you can find one here.