Lung Cancer Screening
Take this assessment to find out if a lung cancer screening is right for you:
- Are you between the ages of 55 - 80?
- Are you a current smoker or have you quit smoking within the last 15 years?
- Have you smoked the equivalent of 30 pack-years* or more in your lifetime?
*Pack-years means: (number of packs smoked per day) x (number of years smoked). For example, a person who smoked two packs of cigarettes per day for 20 years has a history of 40 pack years of smoking
If you answered "Yes" to all of these questions and do not have symptoms of lung cancer, screening is recommended.
- Have you been exposed to asbestos?
- Have you been exposed to any of these other environmental hazards: silica, cadmium, arsenic, beryllium, chromium, diesel fumes, nickel, coal smoke and soot?
If you answered "Yes" to questions 4 or 5 you may qualify for a lung cancer screening.
A health care provider's referral is required for screening.