Is a Lung Cancer Screening Right for You?
If you have smoked for many years, you may want to think about screening (testing) for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT).
Who should be screened for lung cancer?
Ages 55 to 80 years old
Do not have any signs or symptoms of lung cancer (diagnostic testing may be recommended for people who do have signs or symptoms of lung cancer)
Have not had lung cancer before
Currently smoke or quit less than 15 years ago
Are or were heavy smokers (30 pack-years history such as those who smoked 1 pack per day for 30 years or 2 packs per day for 15 years)
Most private insurance plans cover lung cancer screening for people age 55 through 80 with no out-of-pocket costs. Medicare covers lung cancer screening with no out-of-pocket costs for people up to age 77 years who meet other criteria.
Learn more about Lung Cancer Screenings and how to schedule one.