Lung Cancer Screening Program
Houston Methodist’s Lung Cancer Screening Program offers early diagnosis so high-risk patients can get the treatments they need as quickly as possible.
Houston Methodist’s Cancer and Lung centers collaborate to screen all patients who may need cancer treatment.
The Lung Cancer Screening Program includes:
- Annual low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) scans
- Health care consultations
- Tobacco cessation programs
- Referrals to Houston Methodist specialists
Lung screening LDCT scan results range from showing no disease to being suspicious for cancer. However, most suspicious nodules turn out not to be cancer.
A positive screening LDCT may require further testing to determine whether the suspicious finding is a cancer, which often is confirmed by a biopsy.
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