Lung Cancer Screening

Early detection can save lives, especially for current and former smokers.

If you are a current or former smoker, you’re at risk for lung cancer. If doctors find the disease early, when the tumor is located only in the lungs, up to 75 percent of people survive five years or more. Many of these patients are cured. 

The gold standard for identifying lung cancer early uses computed tomography (CT) scans. Henry Ford Health System was part of a national study that found CT lung screening reduced the chance of dying from lung cancer by 20 percent, compared with chest X-ray screening.

Should I have a CT scan to check for lung cancer?

We work with you and your doctor to see if early-detection screening makes sense for you. Not all current or former smokers need a CT scan to screen for lung cancer. We recommend CT scans for people who:

  • Are 55 to 77 years old (some insurance plans cover patients up to 80 years old)
  • Currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years
  • Have smoked at least a pack a day for 30 years or more, or the equivalent (for example, you may have smoked two packs a day for 15 years)
  • Have not had a chest CT scan within the last 12 months

Henry Ford’s Lung Cancer Screening Clinic

Make an appointment at our Lung Cancer Screening Clinic or use one of the numbers below:

Henry Ford's specialized Lung Cancer Screening Clinic screens people to identify potential lung cancer as early as possible.

The clinic brings patients together with pulmonologists, nurse practitioners, nurses and smoking cessation counselors. We work together with radiologists, oncologists, surgeons and other cancer specialists to help you manage your health condition and achieve your health goals.

Should I Get Screened?

Not everyone needs to be screened for lung cancer. Find out if you're at risk and need to schedule a screening.

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Lung Cancer Screening

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What is involved with having a low-dose CT scan for lung cancer?

We offer a comprehensive screening process, centered on your needs. Generally, it involves:

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Lung cancer can be revealed by a low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening.

Get help to quit smoking

The No. 1 way to reduce your risk for lung cancer is not to smoke tobacco. If you already use tobacco, you can lower your lung cancer risk if you quit smoking.

Ready to quit? Our tobacco treatment services can start you on the journey to a tobacco-free life.

Are you eligible for lung cancer screening?

If you have questions about eligibility or want to learn more, call us at (313) 916-1275 or contact our team.

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** Check with your insurance carrier for coverage limitations.

If you can't find a date/time that works for you please call the provider’s office. Not all appointment types at all locations are available online.

Henry Ford Health System is committed to ensuring our Deaf or hard-of-hearing patients and visitors have equal access to all services. We provide the appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters, TTYs and other assistive listening devices, at no cost. To request assistance, call 313-916-1896 or email CommunicationAccess@hfhs.org.

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