IT’S FLU SEASON.

Please view our Flu Visitation Guidelines before you visit.

Free Lung Cancer Screening

Smokers or former smokers may be eligible for a new early lung cancer screening program designed to identify lung cancer at an early stage. Saint Barnabas Medical Center has joined the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program to offer a free life saving test to identify lung cancer early. The free program includes a low-dose CT screening for individuals who are at high risk for developing lung cancer.

Eligible participants for this early lung cancer screening test include: Current or former smokers between the ages of 55 and 74 years of age with a history of 30 pack years or more. (A pack year is the number of packs smoked per day multiplied by the number of years. Example would be: 1 pack/day for 30 years equals 30 pack years.)

Those ages 50 and older, have a 20 pack year smoking history, and have one of the following:

  • Exposure to radon, asbestos, silica, diesel fumes, chromium and nickel
  • Personal history of prior lymphoma or smoking related malignancies, such as head and neck cancer, bladder and esophageal cancer
  • Family history of lung cancer
  • Diagnosis of chronic obstructive disease (COPD) or pulmonary fibrosis

Saint Barnabas Medical Center has joined the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program to offer this life-saving early lung cancer screening test. In high-risk individuals, lung cancer deaths drop by 20% when detection by low-dose spiral CT scan is compared with chest x-ray for early detection. The scan only takes a few minutes and can save your patient’s life.

If you have a patient who may be at risk, please have him/her call 973-322-6644 for more information or to make an appointment for this free early lung screening test and low-dose CT scan.