Do you have a history of smoking tobacco or exposure to asbestos? If so, you may be a higher risk for lung cancer.
Our Christie Clinic lung specialists can help you assess this risk and take the appropriate next steps. We offer expert lung cancer screening with low-dose spiral computed tomography (LDCT) for people at high risk for lung cancer who may not have symptoms of the disease.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. At present, curative treatments are possible only for lung cancer diagnosed in its early stages. Because this disease can go unnoticed for many years, most patients aren’t diagnosed until the disease is at an advanced stage.
A major national study of current and former heavy smokers has shown that LDCT screening is superior to standard X-rays at detecting lung cancer at early stages, when treatment is more effective, according to the National Cancer Institute.