For lung cancer screening near you in St. Petersburg, Florida, look to Moffitt Cancer Center. Our comprehensive screening program is among the best in the nation and has resulted in our being named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance. For patients with one or more lung cancer risk factors, the importance of receiving regular lung cancer screenings cannot be understated. Our high-definition CT scans are an effective method for identifying cancerous abnormalities before they have progressed to cause noticeable symptoms. Patients whose cancers are detected early generally have more treatment options available to them, which can lead to better outcomes and quality of life for our patients.
Moffitt’s lung cancer screening program is open to individuals from St. Petersburg, FL, and other areas who are considered to be high-risk according to national guidelines and evidence-based practices. This includes individuals who:
- 50 years of age or older
- Current or former smokers with a 20-pack year smoking history (pack year = total # of years smoked X # of packs smoked per day)
- Have a personal or family history of lung cancer
- Have been exposed to secondhand smoke or other carcinogens such as diesel exhaust, radon, asbestos, coal products or silica
If the results of your lung cancer screening indicate that cancerous abnormalities may be present, you will have immediate access to the specialists within our Thoracic Oncology Program, who will recommend an individualized treatment plan that will most effectively target your individual cancer. You will also have access to a number of supportive care services to ensure your physical and emotional needs are being met as you undergo treatment.