Lung Cancer Screening Resources

Screening is looking for cancer before you have any symptoms, which can help find cancer at an early stage when it may be easier to treat.

Should You Be Screened for Lung Cancer?

Take the Saved By The Scan quiz to see if you are eligible for lung cancer screening.

Data show that screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) reduces the risk of dying from lung cancer in the high-risk population studied. Other screening tests such as chest X-rays and sputum cytology have not been found to be effective and are not recommended for screening.

You may have many questions when considering screening for lung cancer. These resources can help you understand lung cancer screening.

For You

Should You Get Screened for Lung Cancer?

Screening Criteria

Is lung cancer screening right for you or a loved one? Read and download this Q&A about lung cancer screening.
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What to Expect from a Lung Cancer Screening

These steps will help you know what you can expect from the lung cancer screening process including benefits and risks.
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Screening Q&A

Help yourself live longer. Get the facts about lung cancer screening. Read and download our screening Q&A on the most current guidelines.
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Tools for Scheduling a Screening

Doctor Discussion Guide

If you are at high risk for lung cancer, download this conversation guide and share it with your doctor to talk about next steps.
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Lung Cancer Screening Facility Information

If you and your doctor determine you should be screened, review this guide to help ensure you are receiving the best care possible at a screening facility.
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Why Lung Cancer Screening isn't for Never Smokers

Read this Each Breath blog post to better understand how screening tests are developed and the science behind the high-risk criteria.
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Lung Cancer Screening Insurance Coverage

Lung Cancer Screening Insurance Chart

Everything you need to know about lung cancer screening insurance coverage.
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En Español

Medicare Coverage for Lung Cancer Screening: FAQ

Find answers to many common questions about Medicare and lung cancer screening coverage.
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Lung Cancer Screening Insurance Checklist

Use this checklist to help guide a conversation with your insurance company about what your insurance will cover.
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For Friends and Family

Talk with a Loved One About Screening

Follow these pointers for discussing lung cancer screening with a friend or loved one who might be at high risk for lung cancer.
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For Healthcare Professionals

Should Your Patient be Screened for Lung Cancer?

Lung cancer can be a challenging subject for your patients. We've put together a guide, so you can provide the best support and education on whether the low-dose CT scan is right for them.
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Coverage in Health Insurance Plans

Download this short chart to have on hand as a quick reference for lung cancer screening for each insurance plan type.
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En Español

Lung Cancer Screening Initiatives

The American Lung Association is working to increase lung cancer screening rates in communities across the country.
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Lung Health Barometer

Survey reveals need to educate high-risk Americans about lung cancer screening.
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Lung Cancer Screening Assistance

Learn about how our Lung Health Navigators can help determine if you are eligible for screening and to guide you each step of the way.
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