Review our lung cancer screening guidelines and check your eligibility
According to guidelines, lung cancer screening is recommended for current and former smokers who:
- Are 50–80 years old
- Have at least a 20 pack year smoking history
- Are currently smoking or have quit within the last 15 years
- Have decided to participate in lung screening after undergoing shared decision making
- All potential screening participants should discuss the benefits and risks of screening with a health care provider
- Screening participants may also complete a shared decision making visit with their primary provider, pulmonologist or the UCLA Lung Screening Program.
If you meet the eligibility criteria, please reach out to your primary care physician about getting a lung screening referral.
Pack year calculator: Measure your smoking history
Use our smoking exposure calculator to determine your pack year smoking history and gauge your eligibility for lung cancer screening.
Calculate your pack year smoking history
- How many years have you smoked?
- On average, how many cigarettes or how many packs of cigarettes do you smoke per day?
This means you meet the current USPSTF eligibility criteria for a lung cancer screening at UCLA Health.
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While the information provided does not meet current USPSTF criteria for lung cancer screening, we encourage you to have a detailed discussion of your risk factors with your primary care physician. If you're a current patient, please log into myUCLAhealth using the button below.
If you're not a current UCLA Health patient, please click the Find a location near me button below. Additionally, you may find more information on smoking cessation support.