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Lung Cancer Screening

Lung Cancer Screening

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death because often there are no symptoms until its has spread. The good news is a lung cancer screening can help detect it early when there are more treatment options. Northside Hospital Cancer Institute offers a low dose CT screening if your 55 – 77 years old and a current or former smoker. Our low dose CT (LDCT) lung screening technology is an evidence-based approach utilizing the guidelines set by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

Who Should Be Screened?

If you are a current smoker or have quit in the past 15 years speak with your physician to discuss your risks and benefits of receiving a low dose CT scan. Northside Hospital Cancer Institute has screening locations throughout Georgia.

Screenings are available for people who show no current lung cancer symptoms (asymptomatic).

If you are unsure if any of your current health conditions are considered symptoms of lung cancer, have any questions about the screenings or to determine eligibility please contact 404 531-4444.

Eligibility Criteria includes:*

  • Age 55 -77 and a 30+ pack year (1 pack a day for 30 years) smoking history
  • Age 50-77 and a 20+ pack year smoking history and one of the following additional risk factors:
    • Exposure to second-hand smoke
    • Personal history of lung disease such as COPD or pulmonary fibrosis
    • Personal and/or Family history of lung cancer
    • Occupational exposure to carcinogens
    • Radon exposure
  • Asymptomatic (no new cough, shortness of breath, etc.)**
  • Current smoker or quit <15 years**

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Should you or someone you love be diagnosed with Lung Cancer, click here to learn more about the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute Lung Cancer program.


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