You – and your loved ones – will breathe easier.


Request a Lung Screening

If you meet the criteria below, please complete the form to connect with a Virtua lung nurse navigator.

Who Should Be Screened?

If you fit into one of these categories, you may qualify for a lung screening.

Category 1

  • Age 55 to 77
  • Current or former smoker (quit within the last 15 years)
  • 30 pack-year history*
*Pack Year: The number of packs smoked daily multiplied by the number of years smoking.
Example: 1 pack a day x 30 years = 30 pack years
Category 2

  • Age 50 or older
  • 20 pack-year history*
  • One additional risk factor: occupational exposure, pulmonary fibrosis, emphysema or chronic bronchitis, immediate family member with history of lung cancer or patient history of cancer

Why is a Lung Screening Needed?


A lung screening is the only way to detect tumors or nodules at an early and treatable stage. Early-stage lung cancer often has no noticeable symptoms.

Lung screenings are recommended for former and current smokers who meet the criteria below.

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What to Expect

A lung screening is a non-invasive, low-dose CT scan that can detect lung tumors and nodules at an earlier and more treatable stage.

  • The screening is covered by most insurance plans if you meet the screening criteria.
  • Virtua offers reduced rates for those without insurance coverage.
  • Virtua’s lung nurse navigator will guide you through the entire process.
  • If you have a suspicious finding, Virtua’s comprehensive lung program includes an experienced thoracic team that’s part of the Penn Medicine | Virtua Cancer Program, and provides access to the latest treatment options in South Jersey

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 A lung screening saved my life! It’s alarming to think that I would have been walking around with no idea that cancer was growing inside of me – until it was too late. I’m so grateful to the team at Virtua. 

- Teresa N.


Teresa’s early-stage cancer was successfully removed and her lung function preserved thanks to a lung screening and Virtua’s experienced thoracic surgery team. Today she is on the move and breathing easier.


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