Screening tests for cancer before there are symptoms. Because lung cancer often causes no symptoms in the early stages, more than 85% of those who are diagnosed with lung cancer are diagnosed at a later stage, after symptoms occur, affecting treatment options and prognosis.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Cancer Society have recommended screening for current or former smokers between 55-77 years old with a smoking history of at least 30 pack-years (1 pack per day for 30 years or 2 packs a day for 15 years) and no history of lung cancer. Lung Cancer Screening with Low Dose CT is available for self-pay patients for $225. To schedule your appointment call 423-553-1234