Catch lung cancer at a treatable stage – early detection saves lives!
Lung cancer is the most deadly form of cancer in the US. According to research, the five year survival rate of lung cancer is 17.5%. This is typically because lung cancer patients aren’t being diagnosed until they are in Stage 3 or 4 – meaning the cancer has already spread beyond the lungs and is much harder to fight. Survival rate increases dramatically when the diagnosis comes early.
With CDI’s lung cancer screening program, more patients have the chance to have cancer diagnosed at a treatable stage.
See how a CT Lung Screening exam works
Is CT Lung Cancer Screening 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 questions 1-3 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.