Screening is the process of looking for cancer before any symptoms appear. Screening can allow for earlier detection of lung cancer. When cancers are found early, before they have spread to other parts of the body, they are often easier to treat and have better outcomes. We can help you decide if screening might be right for you.
The Comprehensive Thoracic Oncology Program at Dartmouth Cancer Center offers the resources of a world-class medical center along with a personalized, integrated approach to patient care. Our team approach means patients receive coordinated and thoughtful care with a personal touch. We create individualized care plans to diagnose, evaluate for stage, and treat each cancer in a timely fashion.
Lung cancer screening might be right for you:
- If you are 50 – 80 years old (77 if you have Medicare)
- If you smoke cigarettes or quit in the past 15 years
Getting checked can save your life. The cure rate of lung cancer found in its early stages is greater than 80 percent. The benefits of early screening are well known. Early, routine screening saves lives.