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Who should be screened?
Not everyone should be screened for lung cancer. Yearly lung cancer screenings* are recommended for people who:
- Have a 20 pack/year or more smoking history, and
- Smoke now or have quit within the past 15 years, and
- Are between 50 and 80 years old
About lung cancer screening
What to expect
Lung cancer screening is quick, simple, and painless. The screening should be done at a facility with an experienced staff and an LDCT scanner. People at higher risk of lung cancer should not put off screening simply because they show no signs of lung cancer, which usually causes no symptoms in its early, treatable stages. Those who delay action until they feel the effects of lung cancer are often too late to benefit from effective treatment.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, PeaceHealth Southwest in Vancouver, Washington invites you to join us for a Mega Lungs Event.
Come step inside an inflatable model of a human lung. Learn how normal lungs work. Hear about lung screenings and lung cancer.
Meet the PeaceHealth care team committed to delivering comprehensive, personalized, cutting-edge lung care.
Mega Lungs Event
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 29
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
Firstenburg Tower Lobby
- Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. It claims more lives each year than breast, prostate and colorectal cancers combined.
- Lung cancer is also one of the most common. It ranks second to breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men.
- Timely diagnosis and effective treatment are key in reducing the impact of lung cancer.