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You Should Have Lung Cancer CT Screening If You Have No History Of Lung Cancer And:

  • Are a smoker or former smoker aged 55 to 80
  • Currently smoke or have quit in the past 15 years
  • Have at least a 20-pack-year smoking history. This is the number of cigarette packs you smoke per day multiplied by the years you smoked. Use our online tool to calculate your pack history.

Screening For Cancer Means Testing Before You Have Symptoms.

About CT Scanning For Lung Cancer

CT lung screening, also known as LDCT lung cancer screening, is a noninvasive, painless procedure. It does not require contrast dye or intravenous (IV) line placement. The procedure only takes about 10 minutes altogether. When you have the scan, the CT technologist will ask you to lie on an imaging table. You must hold your breath for about 20 seconds while the images are taken.

If You Smoke, Quit Now! Talk to Your Doctor for Help and Get Screened for Lung Cancer!

For More Information Speak To Your Primary Care Provider

If Your Insurance Does Not, And You Qualify For This Test, The Cost To You Is $199.


  • American Cancer Society. Lung Cancer. What are key statistics about lung cancer? Accessed February 18, 2014.
  • Wender R et al. American Cancer Society Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines. CA Canc J Clin. 2013;63:106-117.
  • American Lung Association. Lung cancer CT screening. Accessed February 18, 2014.