You may have heard the term “lung cancer screening,” or perhaps you’ve already had it done. By screening for lung cancer, doctors can sometimes catch the disease and treat it at an early stage. 

Many times, the symptoms of lung cancer do not appear until the tumor has advanced to a later stage. Lung cancer discovered at an early stage may allow for more treatment options. Learn more about lung cancer screening and if it’s the right choice for you.

There are many different ways to screen for lung cancer. One test that may be helpful uses low-dose computed tomography (LDCT). This test is done using an X-ray machine that uses small amounts of radiation to create detailed scans of the lungs. These scans can show doctors any indication of lung cancer, which may lead to additional testing so the doctors can get more information.