Lung Cancer Risk Assessment
Lung cancer presents no symptoms in its early stage. That’s why lung cancer screening is especially vital. Lung cancer symptoms like a persistent cough or difficulty breathing only develop when the growth becomes so large that it presses against neighboring lung tissue or blood vessels. By this point, it is difficult to treat successfully. A person who has early-stage lung cancer usually “feels fine,” and this is precisely why lung cancer screening is so vital and effective.
Low Dose CT scan (LDCT) is an effective screening for early detection of lung cancer.
Do I need a LDCT lung cancer screening?
Take this lung cancer risk assessment. If you meet each of these criteria, Low-Dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screening may be right for you. LDCT is conducted at NWH, and covered by most insurance plans.
|Are you between 55 and 74 years old?|
|Do you have a smoking history of "30 pack years?" – meaning, you smoke (or smoked) one pack daily for 30 years, two packs daily for 15 years, or three packs daily for 10 years|
|Do you currently smoke or quit within the past 15 years?|
|Do you have symptoms of lung cancer?|
For more information about a lung cancer risk assessment, please contact us at 914.242.8333.