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REGULAR SCREENING MAY

DETECT CANCER EARLY

In 2021, more than 1.9 million Americans were expected to be diagnosed
with cancer – and early detection remains our best bet for treatment.5

LUNG CANCER

While smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, many people who do not smoke are diagnosed every year.5 To reduce risk of dying from lung cancer, annual screenings with low-dose CT (LDCT) may be an option for some.5 Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in the United States.13

25%

Lung cancer accounts for 25% of all cancer deaths.12

63%

The 5-year survival rate for lung cancer is 63% when diagnosed at the local stage.15

GROUP

AVAILABLE TESTS

FREQUENCY

50 – 80

High risk people

LDCT Scan

1

Once per year


Usually symptoms of lung cancer do not appear until the disease is already at an advanced stage.13

– American Cancer Society


Lung cancer screening

People at high risk include current and former smokers, those who have quit in the past 15 years and meet other certain criteria, those who have a 20-year pack history, people exposed to cancer-causing substances in the workplace and people who have a personal or family history of lung cancer or who had previous radiation therapy to the chest.16

Certain people at higher risk may benefit from yearly LDCT screening and should talk to their doctor about the possible benefits, limits and harms of screening.14


Usually symptoms of lung cancer do not appear until the disease is already at an advanced stage.13

– American Cancer Society




Cancer screening tests for patients

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Cancer screening tests for patients

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