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Lung Cancer Screening Program

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. However, when caught early, there are often more treatment options available, and treatment may be more successful.

Who Should Be Screened?

If you have certain risk factors, you should consider getting screened for lung cancer every year. The criteria for yearly lung cancer screening at the Temple Lung Center are:

  • You are between the ages of 55 and 77.
  • You are an active smoker or have quit within the last 15 years.
  • You have a history that includes more than 30 pack years of smoking. (This means the number of years smoked multiplied by the average number of packs smoked per day.)

To schedule an appointment for a lung cancer screening, complete the appointment form or call 800-TEMPLE-MED (800-836-7536) today.

What is a Lung Cancer Screening Test?

Lung cancer screening is an imaging test performed every year. It involves using a low-dose CT scan, which provides images of your lungs to detect signs of lung cancer before you begin having symptoms.

You can wear your regular clothes during a CT scan, and there are no injections. It's important to have a lung cancer screening at a qualified hospital, so that you can receive complete care and follow-up.

Screening and Results in One Visit

Our comprehensive lung cancer screening program offers the following all in a single visit:

  • Pre-screening appointment
  • CT scan
  • Meeting with a specialist to discuss your results

Should you need treatment or care following your screening, we will refer you to a medical oncologist at Fox Chase Cancer Center at Temple University Hospital. They are highly experienced in lung cancer treatment.

Schedule Your Screening Today

To schedule an appointment for a lung cancer screening, complete the appointment form or call 800-TEMPLE-MED (800-836-7536) today.