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Lung Screening Study and Recommendation

About the study

In 2011, the National Cancer Institute sponsored a large study, called the National Lung Screening Trial. This study showed that lung screening reduced mortality (deaths) by 20 percent among current and former heavy smokers. In other words, screening can save the lives of one in five people who smoke or used to smoke heavily. The screening consists of a series of three annual low-dose CT lung scans. 

The recommendation

Legacy Cancer Institute agrees with the recommendation of the American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute and U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. 

Who should be screened Adults ages 55-80 who smoked a pack a day for 30 years, or the equivalent, and who currently smoke, or have quit within the past 15 years. Figure out your smoking history with this easy calculator: 
Where they should be screened Screening should take place only at a facility that offers a full range of follow-up testing options and a comprehensive lung cancer program.
Legacy is a Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Center of Excellence. 

For information or an appointment

Call Legacy Cancer Institute: 503-413-8050

Learn more about Legacy's lung cancer screening program.

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