• Cigarette smoking history of at least 30 pack-years
• Former smokers must have quit within the past 15 years
Eric Hart, MD, director of thoracic imaging, was recently interviewed in an article in Diagnostic Imaging regarding lung cancer screening and the program here at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. “Screening for lung cancer is not an event; it's not a test. It's a process,” explained Dr. Hart. “That process has a lot of different stakeholders ranging from the potential person to be screened, their loved ones, their primary care providers, to radiologists, thoracic surgeons, oncologists, and pulmonologists."
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. To learn more about lung cancer screening and the NLST study, visit our page.