Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among West Virginia residents. When cancer is found early with low-dose CT screening, patients can more often undergo minimally invasive surgery and have less lung tissue removed.

Our Approach to Lung Cancer Screening 

Our program provides a team approach with dedicated radiologists and nurse navigators, education on lung cancer screening and smoking cessation options. 

A physician’s order is required for screening. Patients who meet the screening criteria will receive a low-dose radiation CT, and results will be provided to the patient’s ordering physician. 

Am I a Candidate for Lung Cancer Screening? 

You  may be eligible for the low-cost screening program if you: 

  • Are between the ages of 50 and 77 
  • Have a smoking history equivalent to: 
  • Smoking one pack per day or more for 30 years 
  • Smoking two packs per day for 15 years 
  • Current or ex-smoker who has quit within the last 15 years 
  • Are not showing any signs or symptoms of lung cancer 
  • Have additional risk factors, such as occupational exposures, a personal or family history of lung cancer or prior radiation therapy in the chest area 

Talk with your doctor

Take a referral form with you to your doctor’s appointment to discuss eligibility requirements for the screening. 

Print our referral form