Lung Cancer Screening
520 East 70th Street, Starr Pavilion, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10021
425 East 61st Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10065
2315 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10024
170 William Street, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10038
53 Beekman Street, Ground Level
New York, NY 10038
Expert Screening for Lung Cancer
The lungs are a pair of organs located in the chest that supplies the body with oxygen and removes carbon dioxide from the body. There are two major types of lung cancer. Small-cell lung cancer is a fast-growing type of lung cancer. Non-small-cell lung cancer is a group of lung cancers that grows more slowly.
At Weill Cornell Medicine, our compassionate team of radiologists provides diagnostic imaging so that you and your doctors can understand your lung health and, if needed, determine the best possible treatment options. By capturing detailed images, we support you in enhancing your health and quality of life.
Multidisciplinary, Individualized Care for You
Tobacco Cessation (Quitting) Support
Using an evidence-based and individualized approach, we help you live without tobacco and enhance your full well-being. During the sessions, you will develop the skills you need to quit and achieve long-term health. We provide both in-person and remote sessions.
Eligibility and Risk Assessment
If you are at increased risk for lung cancer, you may be eligible for low-dose computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT for individuals who meet all of the following criteria:
Ages 50 to 80
Current or former smokers who have quit within the last 15 years
History of heavy smoking, equivalent to at least 20 pack-years. A pack-year equals the number of packs smoked per day times the number of years smoked. For example, one pack smoked per day for 30 years equals 30 pack-years.
No signs or symptoms of lung cancer
Our program can provide an individualized assessment of your risk to help guide your decision about whether to undergo a low-dose CT screening.
Lung Cancer Screening at Weill Cornell Imaging
Shared-decision consultation: You will consult with a nurse practitioner to discuss the risks and benefits of participation. After this conversation, you will decide if you want to pursue the lung cancer screening process.
Low-dose CT scan: Please complete the lung cancer screening program questionnaire, either before your appointment or in our office when you arrive for your appointment.
Low-dose CT screening is performed on the same day as the consultation. After the screening, the images will be reviewed by a selected group of board-certified radiologists within two days.
Image review and follow-up: Findings are reported to both the participant and referring physician with recommendations future care. These recommendations are based upon continued review of current literature and monthly quality meetings by the Lung Cancer Screening Program Steering Committee staffed by a multidisciplinary team of pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, oncologists and radiologists.
Participants may schedule a visit to discuss results in person. Should a participant require additional testing or treatment, our staff will focus on empowering you with information and discuss your many options for treatment and improving your quality of life.
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