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When caught early, lung cancer may respond well to treatment. We offer a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and palliative care, depending on the type and progression of your lung cancer.
Lung Cancer Screening
Lung Cancer Screenings Offered at Orlando Health UF Health Cancer CenterLung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the U.S. According to the American Lung Association, at least 8.6 million Americans are at high-risk for developing lung cancer and are recommended to receive an annual screening with low-dose CT scans. Screening individuals at high risk can dramatically improve lung cancer survival rates by finding the disease at an earlier stage when it can be more successfully treated.
Should You Be Screened?
You should be screened for lung cancer if you meet these conditions:
- Are between 55 and 77 years old
- Have no symptoms of lung cancer
- Have a smoking history of more than one pack per day for over 30 years
- Currently smoke or quit less than 15 years ago
Lung cancer can go undiagnosed for a long time because symptoms—such as a nagging cough—can be mistakenly blamed on other health issues such as pneumonia, allergies or a cold. Unfortunately, symptoms usually do not appear until the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. At this point, it is harder to treat the cancer. If you match the conditions above, don’t take chances with your health. Studies have shown that low-dose CT scan is the only lung cancer screening tool that reduces the risk of dying from lung cancer.
Five Screening LocationsOrlando Health UF Health Cancer Center has streamlined the lung cancer screening process. With a doctor’s prescription, you can call any of the locations listed below and schedule a low-dose CT scan:
- Downtown Orlando — At Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center, 1400 S. Orange Avenue. Call 321.841.5274.
- Ocoee — At Health Central Hospital, 10000 W. Colonial Dr. Call 407.296.1190.
- Clermont — At South Lake Hospital, 1900 Don Wickham Dr. Call 352.241.7135.
- Longwood — At South Seminole Hospital, 555 W. State Rd 434. Call 321.841.5274.
- Dr. Phillips — At Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, 9400 Turkey Lake Rd. Call 321.841.5274.
A low-dose CT scan takes many pictures of your lungs as you lie on a table that slides in and out of a large machine. A computer combines these pictures into a detailed picture of your body. If an abnormal scan is detected, our multidisciplinary team of experienced specialists is here to work with you and your doctor.
American Lung Association Resources
- Talking with Your Doctor about Screening for Lung Cancer
- Is Lung Cancer Screening Covered Under Your Insurance?
- Questions to Ask Your Insurance Company about Lung Cancer Screening