Lung Cancer Screening
Yearly lung cancer screening: Is it right for me?
- Are you a physician? Print and fill out this form to order the test for your patient
- Download or print PDF overview
- Download PDF brochure
- Download PDF of how this tool was developed
Call 314-747-3046 to schedule your lung screening. Contact your doctor first for a referral.
Who can get screened for lung cancer?
- If you are 55-80 years old and have a smoking history of 30 pack years or more, you can get screened for lung cancer.
Examples of at least a 30 pack year smoking history
1 pack per day for 30 years
2 packs per day for 15 years
3 packs per day for 10 years
- If you have smoked this amount or more, you may be eligible for lung cancer screening. You can calculate your pack year history here: http://smokingpackyears.com/
- You can get screened even if you quit smoking, as long as you quit in the past 15 years.
Oncology nurse navigators for the lung cancer screening program
Anne Stilinovic, RN, BSN, 314-574-1124, for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and Siteman – South County
Ellen Brennan, RN, BSN, 636-916-7098, for Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West Hospital
If you smoke, talk to a doctor about quitting.
- Quitting smoking lowers your risk of getting lung cancer and other diseases of the lungs, heart, blood, and brain.
- You can get free help quitting, at:
Tobacco Quitline: Individual telephone counseling, 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).
On-Line Quit Plan: Supportive texts, smartphone application, and calendar, smokefree.gov.
For more information on lung cancer screening:
- American Lung Association
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network
- National Cancer Institute
- American Cancer Society