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Lung Cancer Screen Program

Lung Cancer Screening
Program Location:

Community Memorial Hospital
805/652-5459

Lung Cancer Screening Program

Lung cancer kills more people in the United States than any other cancer. Earlier detection is associated with better treatment outcomes.

Since most people with early lung cancer have few or no symptoms, screening for those at high risk is especially critical.

Computerized Tomography (CT) Screening is Recommended for Patients Who Meet the Following Criteria:

  • Age 55-74 years old.
  • Are currently a smoker or have quit within the past 15 years.
  • Have a history of at least 30 pack years of smoking.

Our Lung Cancer Screening Program Includes:

  • Low-dose chest CT
  • Lung nodule detection
  • Lung nodule registry
  • Lung cancer diagnosis

What is a Low-Dose CT Scan?
CT scan is an imaging procedure that uses computer-processed X-rays to produce precise and detailed images of specific areas of the body. A low-dose CT scan is used to minimize exposure to radiation.

What is the Next Step After the Screening Test?
A radiologist reviews your scan and reports the results to your doctor. Be sure to follow up with your primary care physician to review the results and discuss the need for further evaluation when indicated. You will also receive a letter in the mail with your results.

What if it's Lung Cancer?
If further tests confirm lung cancer, our lung cancer specialists will create a treatment plan that is just for you, your cancer and your healthcare needs.

What Can I Expect During the Screening?
It is an easy and quick test, and there are no needles or injections. You will need to lie still for a few minutes while the scan is performed. No preparation is needed.

Lung cancer screening is endorsed by:

  • American Cancer Society
  • US Preventative Services Task Force
  • American Lung Association
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network
  • American College of Radiology

Find Out if you Qualify for a Lung Screening
Click Here To Take a Lung Assessment >