Finding lung cancer early

Lung cancer screening

If you think you could be at risk for lung cancer, don’t wait.

Contact our patient navigator

Kentucky has the highest rate of lung cancer in the U.S. If you’re at risk, catching it early is critical. If caught early, the chance of surviving five years improves from 11 percent to 55 percent.

If you’re at risk for lung cancer, talk to our lung cancer nurse navigator about getting a screening with a low-dose lung CT scan. This painless scan can detect even the smallest tumors and takes only a few minutes. The entire appointment can take less than a half-hour.

Lung cancer screenings are recommended for those who are at high risk, including:

A physician referral is required for a lung screening.

Signs of lung cancer

Lung cancer screenings are recommended before symptoms appear. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, contact Norton Cancer Institute at (502) 629-5864.

Comprehensive Lung Center at Norton Cancer Institute

The Comprehensive Lung Center at Norton Cancer Institute is a Screening Center of Excellence, as designated by the Lung Cancer Alliance. Led by a team of lung specialists, the center combines four comprehensive components — prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment — to ensure each patient has access to state-of-the-art lung cancer screening, same-day follow-up appointments and fast-track treatment and support services.

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