A Closer Look at Cancer Screening Benefits

At Reno CyberKnife, we know that catching cancer early is an important aspect of successful treatment and recovery. If you have a family history, lifestyle or other factors that indicate you may be at greater risk for cancer, it’s important to take early detection seriously.

Our staff aims to promote education around early detection and preventive screenings by offering our patients the best resources. Lung cancer is one area in particular where advances in screening have occurred with a goal of diagnosing high-risk patients sooner. 

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends CT lung cancer screening for long-term smokers, specifically adults between the ages of 55 to 80 who have a 30-year history of smoking at least a pack a day and who currently smoke or have quit within the last 15 years.

Reno CyberKnife’s hospital partner, Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, offers a lung cancer screening program for those who are candidates. Learn more about the Saint’s Mary’s Lung Center of Excellence screening program here. And if you’re interested in learning more about CyberKnife treatment for lung cancer, view our blog series

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.