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Screening is key to early detection — when lung cancer is diagnosed at an early stage it is more likely to be curable.
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A pack year is an estimation of the amount you smoked. So, if you smoked 20 cigarettes a day (one pack) for 30 years, your pack years equal 30. Or, if you smoked one and a half packs a day for 30 years, your pack years equal 45.
You might be at risk for lung cancer. This scan could save you. Visit your doctor and use the printable conversation guide to help you ask all the right questions.
Do you currently smoke? The best thing you can do for your health is quit. Visit Lung.org/freedom-from-smoking for quitting support through our online programs and in-person support groups. You can also contact us through the Lung HelpLine and Tobacco Quitline or call us at 1-800-LUNGUSA.
*As per U.S. Preventive Services Task Force or Medicare
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You could be eligible for a no-cost lung cancer screening, depending on your age and if you meet the guidelines.
Find a center nearby. It could save your life. Be sure to select the following in your search: Modality: "Computed Tomography" (CT scan), and Designation: "Lung Cancer Screening Center."
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People like you have shared their low-dose CT scan stories with us. Read them and learn how early detection has saved lives.
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