About Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women. Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer. One reason lung cancer is so deadly is that it is usually fairly advanced by the time symptoms show up. Annual screening can help find lung cancer at an early stage, when treatment is most effective.

Lung Cancer Screening at NewYork-Presbyterian

NewYork-Presbyterian's lung cancer screening programs offer state-of-the-art, low-dose CT imaging for people at high risk for lung cancer, with coordinated care should further testing or treatment be necessary. We also provide individualized support through smoking cessation counseling and education.

Learn more about lung cancer screening and diagnosis.

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Who should consider lung cancer screening?

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends annual lung cancer screening for adults who:

  • are between 50 and 80 years of age.
  • currently smoke or quit within the past 15 years.
  • have a 20 pack-year smoking history. (Pack years = number of years smoked X average packs per day. For example, 1 pack per day for 20 years equals 20 pack-years.)
  • have no signs or symptoms of lung cancer.