716 649 9000
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716 558 5400
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716 558 5140
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Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening

Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening

The United States Preventative Services Task Force recommends annual screening for lung cancer  with low-dose computed tomography (CT) in persons aged 55 through 74 with a 30 pack year history of smoking, who are currently smoking or have quit in the last 15 years. Southtowns Radiology is a designated lung cancer screening center through the American College of Radiology.

Benefits of Screening

Evidence suggests that this screening program would detect approximately one half of lung cancer cases in an early stage, at which surgery with curative intent is an option.  Right now, approximately 160,000 people die of lung cancer each year.  This screening program could save about 20,000 lives per year.

Who should be screened?

· Between the ages of 55—80

· Have smoked 30 or more pack years (One pack per day for 30 years equals 30 pack years)

· Current smokers or those who have quit within the last 15 years

· Does not have a history of pulmonary nodule, lung cancer or suspicious findings on past chest X-Rays


Quitting Smoking Help

 The New York State Smokers’ Quitline

The NYS Smokers’ Quitline is a free and confidential service that provides effective stop smoking services to New Yorkers who want to quit smoking.

1-866-NY-QUITS or 1-866-697-8487

  • Telephone coaching in English or Spanish
  • A starter kit of FREE nicotine replacement medications
  • Coaching and NRT coverage for at least two quit attempts per year
  • A “click to quit” online smoking cessation service

American Cancer Society

American Lung Association





Three locations in the Buffalo, NY area

Orchard Park 3050 Orchard Park Road | (716) 558-5400 | Fax (716) 558-5424
Hamburg 3040 Amsdell Road | (716) 649-9000 | Fax (716) 649-9005
West Seneca 550 Orchard Park Road | (716) 558-5140 | Fax (716) 674-2697