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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.* The test is noninvasive, pain free and potentially lifesaving. Norton Community Hospital wants to help those at high risk for this deadly disease by offering this test for free for a limited time.

If you or a loved one meets all of the high-risk criteria, please call 276-439-1493 ext. 4 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.