Lung Cancer Screening & Diagnostic Services, Atlanta

Diagnosing lung cancer in Atlanta

Lung cancer can be a complex disease that requires a thorough and accurate diagnosis. In many cases, lung cancer is diagnosed in advanced stages, which may make the disease more difficult to treat. Screening for lung cancer in high-risk patients may detect the disease early, when more lung cancer treatment options may be available.

At City of Hope® Cancer Center Atlanta, our diagnostic imaging experts, pulmonologist, thoracic surgeons and pathologists will provide fast screening results. If your results indicate the possible presence of cancer, our team will help you understand your screening results, and discuss the treatment options available to you.

Our lung cancer screening and diagnostic programs offer these potential benefits:

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Lung cancer screening in Atlanta

During lung cancer screening, doctors look for signs of disease, even when there are no obvious symptoms. Screening is recommended for individuals who may be at high risk for lung cancer, either because of age or history of smoking.

Who should get screened for lung cancer?

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends annual lung cancer screening if you:

  • Are between the ages of 50 to 80
  • Have a history of heavy smoking*
  • Currently smoke
  • Have quit smoking within the past 15 years

* Heavy smoking means a smoking history of 20 pack years or more. A pack year is an average of one pack of cigarettes a day for one year. If you smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 20 years, you have a 20-pack-year history.

Screening with low-dose computed tomography

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Lung cancer facts

Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer. Eighty percent of all lung cancer deaths are linked to smoking tobacco. The disease may also be caused by secondhand smoke or exposure to other substances and pollutants, such as toxic gasses, air pollution, asbestos or radon. Here are some other facts about lung cancer:

  • Cigarette smoking is the No. 1 risk factor for lung cancer.
  • Four in 10 cases are diagnosed in people who had quit smoking at least 15 years earlier.
  • Screening may reduce your chances of dying from lung cancer by 20 percent.
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Where we are located

City of Hope Atlanta

Lung Cancer Center
600 Celebrate Life Pkwy.
Newnan, GA 30265
New Patients: (833) 650-7781
Current Patients: (844) 316-8868