Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Norman Regional offers a low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan, which noninvasively and painlessly screens for lung cancer. One of our highly trained radiologists will review the images, and our specialized nurse navigator will notify you of any abnormal findings or simply send you a letter if the findings are normal. This screening provides a point of reference for tests you may need throughout your life. We recommend you share all results and findings with your primary care physician.
This screening is recommended for people who:
- Are age 55 to 74
- Have smoked more than a pack a day for 30 years
- Currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years
- Have been exposed to secondhand smoke for an extended period of time
- Previously had or currently have a job with exposure to radon, asbestos or diesel exhaust