Do you smoke? Do you live with someone who smokes? Have you been exposed to harmful chemicals such as asbestos? Know your risk. Take our online health risk assessment today and take control of your lung health.Take Your Health Risk Assessment Today
Please talk with your primary care physician regarding your risks based on your assessment results. Don’t have a primary care provider? Schedule an appointment today.
Even if you do not qualify for lung cancer screenings tied to the results of your assessment, you can benefit from our Smoking Cessation program. Learn how you can breathe easy. Click here.
Did you know even if you quit smoking years ago you are still at a higher risk for developing lung cancer?
During 2019, an estimated 228,150 new cases of lung cancer are expected to be diagnosed.
The best way to make sure you stay healthy is early detection. Touro’s lung screening program is easy and painless. The scan takes less than a minute and can detect lung cancer at its early stages when it is most treatable.
In order to qualify for a lung cancer screening you must:
- Be 55-80 years of age
- Have a 30 pack per year history of smoking (1 pack a day for 30 years, 2 packs a day for 15 years, etc)
- Are a current smoker or have quit within the last 15 years
- You must receive orders from your Primary Care Physician for the screening. If you qualify for a screening and it’s recommended you have one, you will likely receive a screening annually as part of your preventative healthcare.
- Our interventional pulmonologists will review the results of your screening Depending on the results, you will be recommended further testing or a follow up lung cancer screening anywhere from 3, 6, or 12 months.