Early Detection Is Key
Catholic Health's lung cancer screenings are a quick, painless and non-invasive way of detecting early-stage lung cancer. Research shows that annual low-dose computed tomography (CT) of the chest can significantly improve the odds of successful lung cancer treatment.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., claiming more lives than colon, prostate, pancreatic and breast cancer combined. Most cases of lung cancer are diagnosed in later stages when the survival rate is poor. Early detection is key to better outcomes.
Do I Need a Lung Cancer Screening?
- Age 50–80 years
- Asymptomatic (no signs or symptoms of lung cancer)
- Tobacco smoking history of at least 20 pack-years (one pack-year = smoking one pack per day for one year; 1 pack = 20 cigarettes)
- Current smoker or one who has quit smoking within the last 15 years
Lung Cancer Screening Request
Clinical Excellence. Compassionate Care.
Lung Cancer Care
Diagnosis and treatment for all types and stages of lung cancer.
Catholic Health Cancer Care Team
Board-certified oncologists and a supporting team of cancer specialists.
Catholic Health Cancer Institutes
Comprehensive cancer services at locations across Long Island.