Lung Cancer Screening Program at Community Memorial Hospital

Lung cancer kills more people in the United States than any other cancer. Earlier detection is associated with better treatment outcomes.

Since most people with early lung cancer have few or no symptoms, screening for those at high risk is especially critical.

Computerized Tomography (CT) Screening is
Recommended for Patients Who Meet the Following Criteria:

  • Age 55-74 years old.
  • Are currently a smoker or have quit within the past 15 years.
  • Have a history of at least 30 pack years of smoking.

Our Lung Cancer Screening Program Includes:

  • Low-dose chest CT
  • Lung nodule detection
  • Lung nodule registry
  • Lung cancer diagnosis

What is a Low-Dose CT Scan?
CT scan is an imaging procedure that uses computer-processed X-rays
to produce precise and detailed images of specific areas of the body.
A low-dose CT scan is used to minimize exposure to radiation.

Scheduling a Screening
If you think you meet the criteria, please call your primary care physician
or contact the CMH Cancer Resource Center at 805/652-5459.

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