What screening tests are available for lung cancer?

Miami Cancer Institute offers affordable lung cancer screenings for those at risk, and our lung cancer screening program can often help if insurance will not cover the cost. Screening is safe and can help detect lung cancer at the earliest possible stage, which can greatly increase life expectancy and quality of life. Lung cancer screening is done using a low-dose computed tomography (CT or CAT) scan. Research shows that screening with low-dose CT scans can reduce the risk of death from lung cancer for people at high risk of getting the disease. Low-dose CT scans use about one-fifth as much radiation as conventional CT scans, to minimize any radiation risk.

Who should get a lung cancer screening?

Most nonsmokers do not need to be screened for lung cancer. But we recommend screening if you:

Are between the ages of 55 and 80

Smoked at least one pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years

Or have other identified risk factors

Schedule your lung screening appointment.

Requesting an appointment for a lung screening is as simple as calling 786-573-6000 or filling out the form below.

 
  • 1 in 16

    Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetime.
  • 14%

    About 14% of all new cancers are lung cancers.
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Best Cancer Hospital

Miami Cancer Institute was recognized as a top 3 Best Cancer Hospital in the South Florida region and one of America’s Best Hospitals for performing Lung Cancer Surgery and Colon Cancer Surgery by U.S. News & World Report.