Heritage Valley’s LungCare Program — Low Dose CT Lung Screenings Save Lives!
A Low Dose Computed Tomography (CT) Lung Scan is a painless and noninvasive procedure that can detect very small nodules in the lung, and is especially effective for diagnosing lung cancer when it is in its earliest, most treatable stage. If any of the following apply, you should consider having a Low Dose Computed Tomography (CT) Lung Screening:
- You are 50 years of age, currently smoke or have quit smoking within the last 15 years
- You have a family history of lung cancer
- You have risk factors, such as prolonged exposure to asbestos or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- You have a tobacco smoking history of at least 20 pack-years (To calculate pack-years, multiply the number of packs of cigarettes smoked a day by the number of years that you smoked.)