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After all the years of smoking, wouldn't you like some peace of mind?

A simple screening can detect lung cancer early, before symptoms start. 

Lung cancer is the number one cause of death from cancer in the United States. Yet over 80% of lung cancers have a chance to be cured if detected early. Unfortunately, most cancers aren't discovered until they reach an advanced stage, when they cause symptoms that lead to diagnosis.

The Lung Cancer Screening helps doctors detect lung cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage. This fast, painless screening uses a low-dose CT to look inside your chest. It is the only test that has been proven to detect early lung cancer and improve survival.

If you are a long-term, heavy smoker or former smoker aged 55 or older, the Lung Cancer Screening may be for you.

What is a Lung Cancer Screening?

Like a mammogram, the screening detects potential early cancers. It doesn't hurt and takes only about 30 seconds. You just lie on a table and hold your breath while a low-dose screening CT (computerized tomography) scan produces detailed images of your lungs.

Who should get a Lung Cancer Screening?

Current and former smokers aged 55 and up are at greatest risk for developing lung cancer. All that's needed is a doctor's order. 

What is the cost?

The Lung Cancer Screening is a self-pay screening that costs $95.

Making Preventative Screenings Affordable

Do you have risk factors for both Heart Disease and Lung Cancer? If you do, talk to your doctor about scheduling both screenings at the same time.