Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Early detection is vital for survival. Tucson Medical Center uses CT scanning technology that can find the tiniest of nodules. This painless screening allows doctors to see suspicious lesions when the tumors are small and often can be surgically removed. Tucson Medical Center offers lung CT screening to individuals at high risk for developing lung cancer. People between the ages of 55 and 74 who have smoked one pack of cigarettes a day for the past 30 years, quit smoking less than 15 years ago, or both, may be eligible to participate. If a lung nodule is detected from the screening scan, the person can be referred to the Multidisciplinary Lung Clinic.
To learn more about lung program call (520) 324-2446.