If you are at risk for lung cancer or are in need of lung cancer screening, we can help.

At UCHealth, we’re known worldwide for developing and setting new standards in treating many types of cancer, with risk-based lung cancer screening being one of our most important areas of focus.

Screening locations

Metro Denver

UCHealth Pulmonary Nodule Clinic – Anschutz Medical Campus

Northern Colorado

UCHealth Radiology – Poudre Valley Hospital

UCHealth Radiology – Medical Center of the Rockies

(Note: referrals are required for these Radiology locations. Please talk with your primary care physician about getting a referral for lung cancer screening.)

Colorado Springs region

UCHealth Lung Nodule Clinic – Memorial Hospital Central

Frequently asked questions

Am I eligible?

You may be eligible for lung cancer screening if:

  • You are 55 to 77 years old.
  • You are a current smoker or a former smoker who quit less than 15 years ago.
  • You have a smoking history of at least 30 pack-years (this means one pack per day for 30 years, two packs a day for 15 years, etc.).
How much does it cost?

Most insurance carriers will approve a screening exam. The exam at UCHealth is authorized with the insurance company first, to ensure that you are covered before lung cancer screening.

How is a lung cancer screening performed?

A low-dose chest Computerized Tomography scan (CT scan) is used to give a detailed picture of the lungs. This test does not require any prior preparation. You will lie on a table with your arms above your head and the table will slide into the CT scanner.

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