Appointments must be scheduled in advance by calling 304-598-6516 or completing the self-referral form at WVUMedicine.org/LungCancerScreening. The registration deadline is May 1.
After registering, patients can be scheduled for an in-person, video, or telephone visit, which will include a comprehensive history and exam by a nurse practitioner as well as smoking cessation counseling. In-person visits will take place at the WVU Medicine outpatient center at University Town Centre. Eligible high-risk patients will be referred for a low-dose CT scan to detect lung cancer at its earliest stage.
To be eligible for lung cancer screening, patients must meet all of the following criteria:
- Between the ages of 50-80
- Have a >20pack/year smoking history
- A current smoker or have quit smoking in the past 15 years
- Have not received a chest CT scan in the last 12 months
- Have no symptoms of lung cancer
The WVU Cancer Institute offers lung cancer screening to detect cancer at its earliest stages before symptoms develop. Through this screening program, patients can lengthen and improve their quality of life. The WVU Cancer Institute provides evaluation, counseling, and screening for eligible current and former smokers. Tobacco cessation services are also available. The WVU Cancer Institute is accredited by the American College of Radiology as a designated Lung Cancer Screening Center.
For more information on the WVU Cancer Institute, visit WVUMedicine.org/Cancer.