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 patients include:

  • Ages 50 to 80
  • Current smoker or one who has quit in last 15 years
  • Tobacco history of 20 pack years*
    *pack years = your average number of packs X number of years smoked
    Example: 1 pack a day X 20 years = 20 pack years

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.