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Lung Cancer
Screening Can
Save your life

Learn about lung cancer risk and take the assessment to see if you qualify for a screening. If you do, request an appointment. A few minutes can make a life-changing difference.

WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS FOR LUNG CANCER?

  • Smoking cigarettes is the top reason that people develop lung cancer
  • Smoking cigars and pipe
  • Being close to smoke from others (secondhand smoke)
  • Being around radon, a gas that comes from rocks, soil and water — you cannot see, smell or taste it
  • Being around asbestos, arsenic, diesel fumes and other chemicals such as silica and chromium

WHY IS LUNG CANCER SCREENING IMPORTANT?

More lives are lost to lung cancer than to colorectal, breast and prostate cancers combined, making it the leading cause of cancer deaths. But there is hope. When detected early, lung cancer is highly treatable — making screenings extremely important. If lung cancer is caught before it spreads, the likelihood of surviving 5 years or more improves to 63%.*

* American Lung Association

DO YOU QUALIFY FOR A LUNG CANCER SCREENING?

You may be eligible if you:

  • Have a history of smoking
  • Smoke now or have quit within the past 15 years
  • Are 50+ years old

If you need information or assistance with tobacco cessation, Tobacco Free Florida offers free tools and services to help you get started. Please visit ahectobacco.com.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING A LUNG CANCER SCREENING?

During your screening, you lie comfortably on a table while a CT scan uses a low amount of radiation to take detailed images of your lungs. The whole process is painless and only takes a few minutes.

WHAT IS THE COST OF A LUNG CANCER SCREENING?

Typically, most insurance carriers cover preventive services such as lung cancer screening. However, please check your benefits for specific information on this service. There is also a reduced rate for lung cancer screening for individuals without insurance.


THE SYLVESTER DIFFERENCE

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth - University of Miami Health System, offers the first high-risk lung cancer screening program in South Florida that is recognized by the American College of Radiology and the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer. Together, our physicians and researchers collaborate as a multidisciplinary team to screen, diagnose and treat lung cancer.

We are the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in South Florida rated as high-performing in lung cancer surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Powered by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, we are an academic-based cancer center grounded in research, helping set the standard in medical excellence.

By recruiting top-ranked experts, using the latest technologies and offering leading-edge treatments — including clinical trials that may not be available at other cancer centers — you can be confident the team leading your care has the most expertise in lung cancer for your best outcome.

Center of Excellence High Performing Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report | 2023-2024 Lung Cancer Surgery

LUNG CANCER SCREENING ASSESSMENT

Take the quick assessment today to see if you qualify for a lung cancer screening. You may also call 305-689-5864 or email lungcancerscreening@miami.edu for more information.


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