Detection and Prevention

Did you know...

  • Lung cancer is the second most common cancer and is the number one cancer killer in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society?
  • People who smoke have the greatest risk of getting lung cancer?
  • Lung cancer does not always have noticeable symptoms?

Finding lung cancer early, when it’s most treatable, is your best defense against the disease. You can also make lifestyle choices to lower your risk of lung cancer. Find out if you’re at risk and what you can do.

Who Is At Risk For Lung Cancer? 

Lung cancer is one of the few cancers that can often be prevented by not smoking. If you are a smoker, ask your doctor to help you quit smoking. If you don’t smoke, don’t start.

Other risk factors for lung cancer include breathing secondhand smoke, having a family history of lung cancer, or exposure to certain environmental and workplace substances.

Work To Lower Your Risk

You can lower your risk of getting cancer with these healthy choices:

  • Don’t smoke, and avoid secondhand smoke. Learn more about Premier Health’s Tobacco Cessation Program
  • Have your home tested for radon, an odorless, radioactive gas
  • Avoid, as you are able, exposure to asbestos, powerful chemicals and air pollution
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Stay active
  • Get regular screenings

Lung Cancer Screening

At Premier Health, we know that early detection of lung cancer can provide the best opportunity for treatment and recovery. That’s why Premier Health offers a lung cancer screening program designed to identify issues — even before symptoms are noticeable.

Who Is Eligible

The lung cancer screening program is available only for people at high risk for lung cancer. This includes people between the ages of 55 and 77 who are current smokers or quit within the last 15 years and have smoked at least one pack per day for 30 years, two packs per day for 15 years, or the equivalent and do not have any signs or symptoms of lung cancer and have never had lung cancer before.

How the Screening Works

The lung cancer screening uses a low-dose CT scan,a proven method* of identifying lung cancer. Using this technology, our staff takes images of your lungs that are reviewed for indications of cancer. Results of the test are sent directly to your physician.

The lung cancer screening requires a physician referral. This test may be covered by insurance. Please check with your benefits provider for details.

Talk to your doctor for a referral and to find out if you meet the criteria for this screening. If you do not have a primary care doctor, find a doctor or call CareFinders toll free at (866) 608-FIND(866) 608-3463 (3463).

To schedule a lung cancer screening, please call (855) 887-7364(855) 887-7364.

Convenient Locations

Atrium Medical Center

One Medical Center Dr.
Middletown, OH 45005

Imaging – Middletown
4214 Grand Ave.
Middletown, OH 45044

Miami Valley Hospital

One Wyoming St.
Dayton, OH 45409

Diagnostics and Imaging – Beavercreek
1244 Meadow Bridge Dr.
Beavercreek, OH 45434

Miami Valley Health Center Huber Heights 
6251 Miami Valley Way, Suite 140
Huber Heights, OH 45424

Diagnostics and Imaging – Jamestown
4940 Cottonville Road
Jamestown, OH 45335

Diagnostics and Imaging – Springboro
630 N. Main St.
Springboro, OH 45066

Miami Valley Hospital North Campus 
9000 N. Main St.
Dayton, OH 45415

Miami Valley Hospital South Campus
2400 Miami Valley Dr.
Centerville, OH 45459

Upper Valley Medical Center

3130 N. County Road 25A
Troy, OH 45373

*The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) showed that the use of a low-dose spiral CT to screen high-risk individuals led to a 20 percent rate reduction in the number of lung cancer deaths compared to screening with a standard chest X-ray.

Keeping You Safe During COVID-19

You will find new safety measures in place when you schedule appointments and come to our facilities — all with the goal of keeping you safe as we care for you.

Contact Us

Our cancer team is here for you. Our cancer specialists have access to nationally recognized cancer care protocols and best practices, since Premier Health is a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center. Our patients benefit from advanced local care backed by the world-renowned expertise of the nation’s leading cancer center. 

Call the Premier Health cancer hotline at (844) 316-HOPE(844) 316-4673 (4673), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to connect with a Premier Health cancer navigator.