Early detection is the best prevention.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women. The best way to beat it is to detect the cancer early with our Lung Cancer Screening program.
Lung cancer screening is effective for diagnosing lung cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage. The Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center, together with UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital, offer an accredited Lung Check Program.
Lung Check is recommended for:
- Men and women ages 55 to 77
- Who have smoked at least a pack a day for 30 years or more or two packs a day for 15 years
- Anyone who quit smoking less than 15 years ago and smoked one or more packs a day or 15 or more years
What does the test include?
Lung Check includes a CT scan of the chest which is a quick, non-invasive test that uses low doses of radiation to provide 3D images of your lungs in seconds. Patients are also given a lung cancer risk assessment, personalized cancer reduction and healthy lifestyle education as well as smoking cessation information.
Where are the tests performed and how long will it take?
All tests are performed at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital during one appointment. Plan on the appointment lasting about one and a half hours. The Lung Care Coordinator will meet with you before your test and confirm when your results will be available.
For more information on this program visit UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital Lung Check.