Each year, over 200,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with lung cancer, and more die from this disease than from any other cancer type. Eighty-five percent of cases are caused by smoking.
The good news is that early diagnosis of early-stage, non-small cell lung cancer has a better prognosis and can be treated with surgery. And quitting smoking can reduce your risk of getting cancer in the first place. Quitting helps make lung cancer treatment more effective, too.
We can help you quit smoking
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) offers Living Tobacco-Free Services to our patients and their families who want help creating a plan to quit tobacco.
- See how a tobacco-cessation counselor can help you.
- Find other resources, both telephone and web based.
Your gateway to rapid diagnosis and treatment for lung cancer
The SCCA Lung Cancer Early Detection & Prevention Clinic is dedicated to improving the length and quality of your life if you are at risk for lung cancer and other disorders caused by tobacco. We provide state-of-the-art clinical care and integrate research to enhance prevention, early detection and treatment.
Annual CT screening for high-risk patients
If you are at high risk for lung cancer based on your age, smoking history and other factors, you might benefit from a low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan each year to check for signs of lung cancer.