Benefits of screening 

  • Early detection of lung cancer 

  • Higher success of treatment 

  • Reduce risk of dying from lung cancer 

Risks of screening: 

  • Radiation exposure: low-dose CT (LDCT)  lung screening uses a small amount of radiation to create images of your lungs 

  • False positives/ additional testing:  LDCT lung screening may find abnormalities that may require additional tests or procedures 

  • False negative:  No test is perfect.  It is possible that you may have a medical condition, including lung cancer, that is not found during your exam.  This is called a false negative. 

LDCT is one of the most effective cancer screening tests. 

One life is saved for every 320 people who are screened. 

Who should be screened

People who are at increased risk for developing lung cancer: 

  • Age 55 to 74 

  • Current smoker or quit less than 15 years ago 

  • 30 or greater pack year history (pack year=number of packs a day X number of years smoked) 

Call 541-706-6729 to speak with the cancer screening coordinator.  

Lung Cancer Screening Brochure