For many diseases and conditions, regular screening makes sense.
Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. More people die from lung cancer every year than from breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers combined.
In many cases, early detection can reduce the risk of death from lung cancer.
If you meet any of the criteria below, you should receive a lung cancer screening:
At your lung cancer screening, you will meet with a respiratory therapist and have a CT chest scan. A CT scan takes about two to three minutes.
Other tests for diagnosing lung cancer may include:
Contact UPMC CancerCenter about lung cancer screenings at 412-623-LUNG (5864).