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Lung Cancer Screening

Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of both men and women in the United States. UPMC Pinnacle – a Lung Cancer Screening Center of Excellence – is saving lives by offering screening for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment.

Lung cancer screening looks for potentially cancerous spots in the lung called pulmonary nodules. Screening is best performed with a low-dose CT scan, which can detect nodules up to 10 times smaller than those that can be seen by x-ray. This type of screening offers the best chance of finding lung cancer in its earliest, most curable stages.

Who should be screened for lung cancer?

You should be screened if you are:

  • Ages 55 to 77
  • Current or former heavy smoker with at least 30 pack-years history of smoking
  • No present symptoms of lung cancer, coughing up blood, or chest pain

Not sure if lung cancer screening is right for you? Watch our video or read our guide, Helping You Decide About Lung Cancer Screening and take a script to your doctor to discuss your options. A physician prescription is required.

What if a nodule is detected?

UPMC Pinnacle has a multidisciplinary Pulmonary Nodule Clinic in the central Pennsylvania region. The clinic boasts a team of skilled specialists – thoracic surgeons, pulmonologists, interventional radiologists, and nurse practitioners – who will evaluate your condition, monitor the nodule for subsequent changes over a period of time, and manage your care and treatment if there is a cancer diagnosis. UPMC Pinnacle has been recognized nationally by US News and World Report as a high performing hospital for 2019-20 for lung cancer surgery.

UPMC Pinnacle is one of six hospitals in Pennsylvania – and the only hospital in central Pennsylvania – designated as a Lung Cancer Screening Center of Excellence by the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer. The American College of Radiology (ACR) also recognizes UPMC Pinnacle as a top quality provider of safe, effective diagnostic imaging for individuals at high risk for lung cancer. The Joint Commission and the American Cancer Society have both endorsed lung cancer screening as effective for preventing lung cancer deaths.

Contact Us

To schedule a Lung Cancer Screening, please ask your doctor for a prescription or call the Pulmonary Nodule Clinic at 717-988-5864 for an appointment. 

Providers

Locations

UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
214 Peach Orchard Road
McConnellsburg, PA 17233

Phone: 717-231-8555
Phone 2: 717-485-3155

PinnacleHealth Imaging, Walnut Bottom
Part of PinnacleHealth Imaging
850 Walnut Bottom Road
Carlisle, PA 17013


Phone: 717-230-3700
Phone 2: 866-455-9729
Fax: 717-703-1111

PinnacleHealth Imaging
Located at Medical Professional Center of Newport
300 Bretz Court
Newport, PA 17074


Phone: 717-230-3700
Fax: 717-703-1111

UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
Located at Medical Office Building 2
2005 Technology Parkway
Suite 300
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050


Main Number: 717-988-5864
Fax: 717-231-8568

PinnacleHealth Imaging
Part of PinnacleHealth Imaging
1 Trinity Drive East
Suite 130
Dillsburg, PA 17019

Phone: 717-230-3700
Fax: 717-703-1111

PinnacleHealth Imaging
Located at UPMC Pinnacle Fredricksen Outpatient Center
2015 Technology Parkway
First Floor
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050


Phone: 717-230-3700
Fax: 717-703-1111

PinnacleHealth Imaging
Part of PinnacleHealth Imaging
1000 Evelyn Drive
Millersburg, PA 17061


Phone: 717-230-3700
Fax: 717-703-1111

PinnacleHealth Imaging
Part of PinnacleHealth Imaging
110 Lowther Street
Lemoyne, PA 17043


Phone: 717-230-3700
Fax: 717-703-1111

PinnacleHealth Imaging
Located at UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg
111 South Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101


Phone: 717-230-3700
Fax: 717-703-1111

UPMC Imaging Services
Located at UPMC Hanover
300 Highland Avenue
Hanover, PA 17331


Phone: 717-230-3700

UPMC Imaging Services
Part of PinnacleHealth Imaging
2808 Old Post Road
Harrisburg, PA 17110


Phone: 717-230-3700
Fax: 717-703-1111

UPMC Imaging Services
Located at Hillside Medical Center
250 Fame Avenue
Suite 104
Hanover, PA 17331


Phone: 717-316-7981

UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic
Located at UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic Campus
4300 Londonderry Road
Harrisburg, PA 17109


Phone: 717-652-3000

PinnacleHealth Imaging
Located at UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic
4300 Londonderry Road
Harrisburg, PA 17109


Phone: 717-230-3700
Fax: 717-703-1111

PinnacleHealth Imaging - Medical Sciences Pavilion
Located at Medical Sciences Pavilion
4300 Londonderry Road
Harrisburg, PA 17109


Phone: 717-230-3700
Fax: 717-703-1111

UPMC Imaging Services
Located at UPMC Memorial
1701 Innovation Drive
York, PA 17408


Phone: 717-230-3700
Fax: 717-703-1111

UPMC Imaging Services
Part of PinnacleHealth Imaging
32 Northeast Drive
Hershey, PA 17033


Phone: 717-230-3700
Fax: 717-703-1111

PinnacleHealth Imaging
Located at Lebanon Valley Advanced Care Center
1251 East Main Street
Annville, PA 17003


Phone: 717-230-3700
Fax: 717-703-1111

Imaging Center at UPMC Lititz
Located at UPMC Lititz
1500 Highlands Drive
Lititz, PA 17543


Phone: 717-230-3700
Fax: 717-625-5519

UPMC Imaging & Lab Services
Located at UPMC Outpatient Center
1160 Manheim Pike
Suite 101
Lancaster, PA 17601


Phone: 717-869-4687
Fax: 717-869-4688

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