But the good news is that we can often treat lung cancer if we find it early. That's why screenings are so important.
A low dose chest CT scan is currently the best way to screen for lung cancer. It is quick, painless and non-invasive. This exam does not require the use of contrast dye.
You may be eligible for lung cancer screening if you:
*Most insurance providers cover the cost of annual screenings. Their age requirements may differ. Please check with your specific provider for coverage.
Find a lung cancer screening location near you. Schedule your lung screening today by calling us at (585) 922-5285.
Approximately 25% of all people who have a screening for lung cancer are found to have small spots, or nodules, in the lungs. It is important to know that only three or four out of 100 lung nodules are found to be cancer. The majority of these spots are small scars that will not affect your health.
In order to determine if these spots are cancerous, further testing may be required. Monitoring the growth of the nodules over time with follow up scans may be necessary.
Lung cancer screening scans expose people to a low dose of radiation. For former or current cigarette smokers, screening benefits may outweigh potential harm from radiation. When you enter our lung cancer screening program we will discuss the many factors you should consider prior to your screening.
Regardless of your screening decision, avoiding smoking is the most powerful way to lower your chance of suffering from not only lung cancer, but emphysema, heart attacks, and many other health issues. We know you often hear people tell you “Just Quit”; we know it isn’t that easy. We are here to help you in your journey to quit smoking.