The Kentucky Lung Cancer Screening Program has three goals:
- Increase lung cancer screening;
- Reduce morbidity and mortality from lung cancer; and
- Reduce the cost of treating lung cancer.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in Kentucky. However, early diagnosis increases the odds for successful treatment. Evidence-based screening among eligible Kentuckians is a safe way to catch lung cancer early.
If you are between the ages of 50 and 80, have a smoking history of 20 pack years and either are a current smoker or have quit in the last 15 years, you may be eligible for low-dose CT lung cancer screening. Talk to your healthcare provider or visit the links to the right for more information.
For more information email the DPH Lung Cancer Screening Program.