Lung Cancer Screening
Lung cancer screening is a yearly imaging test that can find cancer before you have symptoms.
The earlier lung cancer is caught, the better chance that treatment will work.
Fox Chase Cancer Center began its lung cancer screening program in 2012. We offer low-dose CT scans that can detect lung cancer in its earliest stages, when you have the most treatment options. Lung screening CT scans take less than five minutes, can be done in regular clothing, and do not require injections. A radiologist will review the scanned images to look for signs of lung cancer, and you will learn the initial results on the same day as the scan.
If a lung nodule is identified, we have experienced lung specialists who can help you determine what the next step should be. The earlier a lung cancer is identified, the better the chance of good treatment outcomes.
You may be eligible for a yearly lung cancer screening if you meet all of these criteria:
- You are between the ages of 55-77
- You are an active smoker or quit within the past 15 years
A screening specialists will arrange a prescreen visit to answer your questions, then, when you return, perform the low-dose CT scan and give you the results in one visit.
If you have questions or would like to schedule a lung cancer screening, please call 888-FOX-CHASE (888-369-2427) or Request Online