Chronic cough, wheezing may be lung cancer signs
- Coughing (sometimes with blood)
- Chest and ribs hurt
- Feeling out of breath
- Frequent chest colds and chest infections
- Weight loss
Recommendations for Lung Cancer Screenings
Ask your doctor about a lung cancer screening. Annual CAT scans, or LDCT screenings, are recommended for people at high risk of lung cancer. They include people who meet all three criteria:
Between 55 and 80 years old
Who currently smoke or quit smoking in the last 15 years, and
Have a history of smoking at least one pack a day for 30 years, or two packs a day for 15 years.
Patients at high risk of lung cancer can get guidance and access to lung cancer screenings through the MaineHealth Cancer Care Network.
Lung Cancer Screening Locations
The following MaineHealth members and affiliates offer the LDCT screening program for older people who've had a long history of smoking daily. You do not need to be a current smoker to qualify.
Lung cancer treatment options can vary
Treatment depends on the cancer type and stage. Treatment options include:
Complementary and integrative therapies