Lung Cancer Screening, Diagnosis and Tests

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. One of the challenges with diagnosing lung cancer is that symptoms often do not appear until the disease is at an advanced stage. Getting screened for lung cancer increases the chances of earlier diagnosis and more effective treatment.

Eligibility Criteria

Lung cancer screening is recommended for individuals who are between 50 and 80 years (50 to 77 for Medicare and Medicaid) and have smoked a pack a day for 20 years or two packs a day for 10 years. You may qualify for a lung cancer screening if you are outside of these criteria or have additional risk factors. Please call us at 626-218-9410 to discuss.

Are you eligible for Lung Screening?

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Prevention is key!

In the United States, cigarette smoking is linked to about 80-90% of lung cancer deaths. City of Hope's Tobacco Cessation Program offers in-person or virtual personalized services, which include medications to overcome withdrawal symptoms and behavioral strategies to break habits that trigger smoking. Quitting tobacco can be tough, but doable, with proper treatment and support.

Please contact us and our tobacco cessation team can help you to stop tobacco use.

If you would like help quitting smoking, we are also here to help. Call 626-218-9410, email us at, or visit