Lung Cancer Screening

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Dixie McAllister, Lung Cancer Early Detection Program participant and Paula Manner, the program coordinator.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women. More people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast and prostate cancers combined, and more than 80 percent of all cases of lung cancer are attributed to smoking.

Innovative technology offers new hope. Low Dose Spiral Computerized Tomography (CT) lung scanning can detect tiny lung abnormalities long before they show up on conventional X-rays. The scan is painless, takes only a few moments of your time and may help save your life.

For current or former smokers

Lung Cancer Screening

For secondhand smokers

(you have smoked fewer than 100 cigarettes in your entire life - and you have had significant exposure to secondhand smoke)

Secondhand Smoke Exposure Screening

Quit Smoking

Resources to learn how to quit smoking:

  • The Tobacco Quit Line offered by the Washington State Department of Health. For more information, visit or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.
  • Free one-hour workshops to learn how to quit smoking. Call 1-888-866-0843 for information about workshops in the Seattle area.