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See if you're eligible for a lung cancer screening and request an appointment.

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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. and worldwide. More lives are lost to lung cancer than to colorectal, breast, and prostate cancers combined. When detected early, lung cancer is highly treatable, making screening for it extremely important.

Do you qualify for a lung cancer screening?

You may be eligible for a lung cancer screening if you:

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

Other risk factors for lung cancer

  • Asbestos-related lung disease or pulmonary asbestosis, exposure to radon and other chemicals
  • Personal history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or pulmonary fibrosis
  • Personal history of cancer
  • Family history of lung cancer

What happens during a lung cancer screening?

During your screening, you lie comfortably on a table while an X-ray machine using a low amount of radiation takes 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?

Lung cancer screening is covered 100% by Medicare and private insurers if you are eligible as per current guidelines. If you are eligible and do not have insurance, a discounted fee of $99 for the screening may be offered.

Sylvester's Lung
cancer experts

At Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth - University of Miami Health System, our team is the first high-risk lung cancer screening program in the region, recognized by the American College of Radiology and the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer. Together, Sylvester’s physicians and researchers collaborate as a multidisciplinary team to screen, diagnose, and treat cancer in the lungs. Sylvester is rated as high-performing in lung cancer surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

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The Sylvester Difference

Sylvester is the only National Cancer Institute–designated cancer center in South Florida. Powered by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Sylvester is an academic-based cancer center grounded in research and sets the standard in medical excellence. Also, 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.

See if you’re eligible for a lung cancer screening and request an appointment.

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Lung Cancer Screening Assessment

If you are a current smoker or used to smoke less than 15 years ago, the best way to decrease your risk of lung cancer is to quit smoking. If you are concerned about your risk, please answer the questions below to help our lung cancer experts assess your risk level for lung cancer. In order to determine your eligibility for the Screening Program, please fill out the form below to submit your assessment.

You may also call 305-689-5864 for more information or email

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