Smokers With Lung Cancer
Important Information for Lung Cancer Patients:
- Are or were you a long-term smoker?
- Are you over 55 years of age or a Veteran over 50 years of age?
- Have you smoked within the last 15 years?
- Have you been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer?
- Did you tell your doctor that you smoked cigarettes?
If you answered “yes” to all of the above, you may not have received the recommended screening that could have diagnosed your lung cancer early. If you weren’t screened, you have rights. We can help.
Lung Cancer Screening
Screening Information for Long-Term Smokers:
- If you are over 55 years of age and have a 30 pack-year history of smoking, or
- If you are a Veteran over 50 years of age and you have a 20 pack-year history of smoking, and
- If you currently smoke or smoked within the last 15 years,
- Then you may be eligible for annual lung cancer screening with low dose CT.
If you think you are eligible for lung cancer screening, talk to your physician today. You will remain at risk for lung cancer for up to 15 years after your last cigarette. Screening with low dose CT is the only way to reliably detect lung cancer when it is curable.