OhioHealth Lung Cancer Screening Program
Should You Get Screened for Lung Cancer?
The OhioHealth Lung Cancer Screening Program uses a low-dose chest CT scan to identify lung cancer at its earliest stages. More than just a CT scan, however, our lung cancer screening is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to fighting lung cancer.
Lung cancer is a major health problem today. Each year, more people die from lung cancer than from colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. In other words, lung cancer may not be the most common cancer, but it is the leading cause of death in both men and women.
The best chance of a cure for lung cancer is early detection, and the best chance for early detection is through a lung cancer CT screening.
Our Lung Cancer Screening Program
The OhioHealth Lung Cancer Screening Program uses a low-dose chest CT scan to identify lung cancer before there are symptoms. “Low dose” means the amount of radiation you receive is significantly lower than a conventional CT scan at OhioHealth.
Our lung cancer screening program is more than just a CT scan, however. It’s also a comprehensive approach to fighting lung cancer.
When you participate in our Lung Cancer Screening Program
- We will help you develop an effective strategy to quit smoking.
- We will help you understand the difference between screening for cancer and diagnosing cancer.
- You will not only learn what to expect from your low-dose chest CT scan for lung cancer, but we will help you understand the results and what you need to do next.