Lung Cancer Screening Program

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., yet if detected early lung cancer has cure rates as high as 80-90 percent. Early detection with screening, smoking cessation and personalized treatment while lung cancer is localized are essential to improving survival.

UC Health’s Lung Cancer Screening Program was the first lung cancer screening program in the region and the only one to have a multi-disciplinary team of lung cancer experts that have expertise in lung cancer screening. We have been designated a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance. We are also certified for lung cancer screening by the American College of Radiologists.

Call (513) 584-LUNG to find out if you qualify and more about our program. Our dedicated Lung Cancer Screening Nurse Coordinators will determine if you qualify for a screening and guide you through the entire process


You may be eligible for our program if you are 55-80 years old and smoked at least 1 pack of cigarettes per day for 30 years or 2 packs of cigarettes a day for 15 years.

How it Works

  1. Individuals meeting the above eligibility criteria receive a low-dose CT screening that is read and interpreted by one of our dedicated chest radiologists to ensure the most accurate results.
  2. Nurse coordinators help patients navigate the screening process and discuss results with each patient.
  3. Screening results are discussed by our multidisciplinary lung cancer team – the only team of its kind in the region – each week to develop a personalized plan for each patient.


Lung cancer screening is now covered by most insurance programs including Medicare for eligible patients. If your insurance does not cover screening, we offer a discounted self-pay rate.


University of Cincinnati Medical Center

UC Health Physicians Office – Clifton

UC Health Physicians Office – North


  • Appointments

    To schedule an appointment, call (513) 584-LUNG (5864).

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