Lung cancer leads all other cancers in the numbers of deaths, as it progresses significantly before symptoms are noticed. Intermountain’s lung cancer screening program reduces lung cancer deaths by finding the disease at an earlier more treatable state. Our screening program specifically targets current and former smokers as this group is the most likely to develop lung cancer.
About Intermountain’s Lung Cancer Screening Program
- Our program uses a common diagnostic tool — a low-dose technique CT scan — to look for tumors before symptoms begin.
- Previously offered at limited Intermountain facilities. the lung cancer screening program is now offered across the Enterprise from Cassia to Dixie.
- Those who fit the criteria for testing will have a lung cancer screening CT scan at one of the participating hospitals.
- A nurse will work with you personally to confirm your eligibility and schedule your screening appointment.
o If a scan comes back with positive, high risk findings, the case is presented to our thoracic tumor board for review and next step/treatment recommendations from expert surgeons, oncologist and pulmonologist.
- If your scan comes back with low probability of cancer, your provider may recommend annual screenings.
Are you eligible for a screening?
- Are you a current or former smoker between the ages of 55 and 77?
- Have you smoked the equivalent of one pack of cigarettes a day for at least 30 years? This could be one pack a day for 30 years, or two packs a day for 15 years, etc.?
- If you are a former smoker has quit within the last 15 years but meets the 30-packs per year requirement, you are still eligible for screening.
- Do you currently show any signs and symptoms of lung cancer?
- Are you able to tolerate treatments including (surgery, radiation or chemotherapy?
For questions and more information call (801) 507-3900 and choose the lung cancer screening option.