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A 15-minute lung cancer screening may save your life.

If you're a heavy smoker or smoked heavily in the past, a lung cancer screening may find issues before you show symptoms. Screening is done with low-dose CT scan and offers early detection for lung cancer. And it could save your life.

Get screened. Call 206.485.9090

Who should get a yearly lung cancer screening?

Lung cancer screening is recommended if you:

  • Are 50-80 years of age
  • Are a current smoker or former smoker who quit in the last 15 years
  • Have smoked 20 pack-years (defined as 1 pack per day for at least 20 years or 2 packs per day for 10 years)

Lung cancer screening is a yearly preventive health check.

UW Medicine and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) provide certified lung cancer screening services. For patients at high risk, screening is recommended by the American Cancer Society and is fast, easy and painless. It’s also covered by most insurance, including Medicare.

Talk to your primary care provider or call the lung screening program coordinator at 206.485.9090.

Schedule a screening and breathe easier.

Even though he felt fine, Tom's wife insisted he get screened. It saved his life.

Read Tom's Story

Additional Resources

Research shows that a low-dose CT scan is most effective when combined with quitting smoking.

Check out our resources for quitting smoking and screening by low-dose CT scan at UW Medicine.

Learn more