We want to give you all the information you need about the Lung Health Check before, during and after your appointment so that you understand the whole process. This means we can answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Please look through this website and download the leaflets. If you still have any questions or concerns, please contact your GP.
The Lung Health Check programme what you need to know has ben translated into 9 languages, your preferred option cn be downloaded below.
Pros and cons of diagnosing lung disease early
When you come for your Lung Health Check, we may offer you a CT scan to look for any changes in your lungs that might need treatment. The CT scan will tell us if you have any early signs of lung disease like lung cancer. Checking for cancer in this way is called screening. You may have heard of screening for other types of cancer like breast, cervical or bowel cancer. For all types of cancer screening, there are benefits, such as treatment that might cure the cancer, but there are also some downsides. When you come for your Lung Health Check, we will explain these to you to help you make up your mind about whether you would like to have a scan.