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Lung Screenings at Norton Community Hospital


With one in four cancer deaths caused by lung cancer, early detection is critical.

The only recommended screening test for lung cancer is a low-dose computed tomography or CT scan.* It is noninvasive, pain free and potentially lifesaving. To help those at high risk for this deadly disease, this test is available at Norton Community Hospital and other Ballad Health locations.

If you or a loved one meets all of the high-risk criteria, please call (423) 431-1709 for more information and to schedule your screening.

High-risk criteria

  • History of heavy smoking (one pack a day for 30 years/two packs a day for 15 years
  • Are either still smoking or quit within the last 15 years
  • Are between 55-77 years old
  • Have a primary care provider**

*Recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
** Virginia requires a physician referral.