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Lung Cancer Screening Program

Lung cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the U.S. Because symptoms of lung cancer are often overlooked until the disease is in its later stages, it is the most common cause of cancer death in the U.S. If you have lung cancer, early screening and treatment greatly improve chances of survival. Using a low-dose computed tomography (CT) scanner, doctors at UVA's Lung Cancer Screening Program can see inside the lungs and detect cancer in patients who aren't yet showing symptoms.

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Lung Cancer Screening Program

Lung Cancer Screening Program

Lung cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the U.S. Because symptoms of lung cancer are often overlooked until the disease is in its later stages, it is the most common cause of cancer death in the U.S. If you have lung cancer, early screening and treatment greatly improve chances of survival. Using a low-dose computed tomography (CT) scanner, doctors at UVA's Lung Cancer Screening Program can see inside the lungs and detect cancer in patients who aren't yet showing symptoms.

Is lung screening right for you?

  • Because lung cancer is one of the most common cancers and the most difficult to treat, it is important to get screened if you fit certain criteria. Lung cancer screening is suggested for people who meet the following:

    • 55-77 years old
    • Smoked a minimum of 1 pack per day for 30 years or 2 packs per day for 15 years
    • Current smoker or a former smoker who has quit within the last 15 years

    If you are interested in getting screened for lung cancer with a low dose CT scan of the chest, please call our dedicated lung cancer screening program coordinator at 434.924.9333. We can help facilitate a discussion with your physician about getting screened, as a physician referral is required

For Patients

About Lung Screening at UVA

UVA provides lung cancer screening using low dose CT, the only recommended screening test to detect lung cancer. Our dedicated thoracic (chest) imaging specialists carefully review the results of your scans. These radiology doctors have received special training in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the chest and lungs. Find out how to get a screening. For more information, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) offers guidelines and information for patients in the form of an interactive, online flipbook.

For Referring Physicians

Refer a Patient

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network recommends that high-risk patients undergo annual low-dose CT (LDCT) screening. UVA is offering fully-covered LDCT lung screening to individuals who meet the established high-risk screening qualifications. Learn how to refer a patient to the UVA Lung Cancer Screening Program

Screening Center of Excellence and ACR Accredited

UVA is designated a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance for following evidence-based national guidelines and demonstrating compliance with the compressive standards developed by the National Lung Screening Trial based on best practices for controlling low-dose CT scan quality, radiation dose, and diagnostic procedures and compliance.

For meeting national quality and patient safety standards, four lung screening locations at UVA Cancer Center have been designated as Lung Cancer Screening Centers by the American College of Radiology (ACR). ACR designation is earned by meeting rigorous safety and diagnostic care measures, including the use of advanced CT technology of the chest, ensuring proper follow up procedures are in place and offering smoking cessation programs to high-risk lung cancer patients.

ACR-Accredited Lung Cancer Screening Locations:

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Schedule a Screening

Call 434.924.9333 to schedule your lung screening. Contact your doctor first for a referral.

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Should You Get A Lung Cancer Screening?

Which groups of patients may benefit from a lung cancer screening? When should lung cancer screening be considered? Is lung screening is right for you? Learn more from Howard Malpass, a UVA specialist in pulmonology, by listening to this podcast.