Lung Cancer Screening
What is Lung Cancer Screening?
Lung cancer screening is the non-invasive process of looking for lung cancer in people who don’t have symptoms. Research has shown that regular screening of people at higher risk of lung cancer saves lives.
UR Medicine's Approach
UR Medicine offers annual lung cancer screening for eligible patients. For screening, we use low-dose Computed Tomography (CT) scans to show detailed images of the lungs.
You may be eligible for lung cancer screening if you meet all of the following:
- Between the ages of 50 and 80
- Currently smoke cigarettes OR quit smoking cigarettes within the last 15 years
- Have a smoking history of at least 20 pack-years
- Have no signs or symptoms of lung cancer (such as a cough that doesn't go away or shortness of breath)
If you do not meet all of the above criteria, we encourage you to:
- Contact your primary care provider
- Contact the Pulmonary Clinic at Strong Memorial Hospital at (585) 275-4161 to schedule a general pulmonary appointment
What Sets Us Apart?
UR Medicine's Department of Imaging is at the forefront of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging technologies. We bring together education, research, and clinical expertise within a leading academic health sciences environment. Our faculty are nationally recognized authorities in their respective fields.
Wilmot Cancer Institute is the only center in the Finger Lakes region with doctors who specialize in lung cancer. Wilmot offers the most advanced treatments and technology, such as gene analysis of lung tumors, clinical trials testing the newest therapies, minimally invasive robotic surgery, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), navigational bronchoscopy and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT).
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