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British Columbia Specific Information
Low dose computed tomography (CT) scans search the lungs for signs of lung cancer, as well as other lung diseases. Early detection using low dose CT scanning has been shown to reduce lung cancer deaths by 20%. The BC Lung Screen Trial provides the only access to organized lung cancer screening to eligible B.C. residents. Participants must be 55-80 years of age, be a current smoker or former smoker, and have smoked for 20 years or more. To learn more about the BC Lung Screen Trial program, see BC Cancer – The BC Lung Screen Trial and BC Cancer – Lung.