Lung Cancer Screening
A prominent study on early detection of lung cancer found that only the low-dose CT scan can reduce mortality for those at high risk, current or former smokers over age 55. Lung cancer screenings are not right for everyone.
Call us to discuss a lung cancer screening if you:
- Are 55 – 80 years of age
- Have a 30 pack-year history of smoking (the number of packs you smoked per day x the years you smoked add up to 30)
- Are a current smoker OR have quit within the last 15 years
As lung specialists, the doctors at PAR are uniquely qualified to interpret your lung cancer screening and help you make decisions about what to do next.
Working with the radiologist who does your screening, we can help you understand whether an abnormality on your screening warrants an immediate referral to an oncologist, a biopsy, or close monitoring until your next screening. Because we know what to look for, we can help prevent unnecessary visits with specialists and give you better peace of mind. If you have any questions about lung cancer or lung cancer screenings, call us at 804-320-4243.