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LungCheck - lung cancer diagnosis

A brief video introduction

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Are you worried about smoking, either now or in the past? Do you have a persistent cough? There is presently no NHS screening programme for lung cancer diagnosis which is why LungHealth UK have developed LungCheck*, an early detection screening programme which provides you with a three step process to give you peace of mind.

What does LungCheck involve?

LungCheck is a unique early detection service for lung cancer diagnosis. It is available to men and women over the age of 45 and only available to current and past heavy smokers**. The service includes:

  • Information about lung cancer and the benefits of early detection, which you can find throughout this website.
  • A lung cancer risk assessment based on age and smoking history
  • A unique blood test (EarlyCDT® - Lung) which allows more accurate targeting of the use of CT scanning and is seven times more likely to correctly diagnose lung cancer.

Following the appointment a results letter will be sent to you along with a personalised early detection programme. If you are considered to be at high risk, you will be referred for further assessment and investigations with a thoracic consultant.

What are the pros and cons of having LungCheck?

People with lung cancer often have no apparent lung cancer symptoms. The earliest intervention, even in the most advanced of lung cancers, is most likely to lead to an extension of life. There is currently no national screening programme in the UK. LungCheck may give you an indication of cancer before symptoms develop. No screening test is 100% accurate. The blood test will produce some false positive results although the frequency of these is 7 times less than the CT scan false positives.

Where can I have LungCheck?

You can complete the online cancer risk assessment at any time. Once you have done this, the practice management team will contact you to arrange your blood test appointment at a suitable clinic. Click here to find your nearest clinic. Don't worry if there isn't a clinic near you as most GP surgeries will be happy to do the blood test. We will get the blood sample picked up and sent back to our testing laboratory as long as you let us know which GP surgery you used.

What does it cost?

LungCheck costs around £350 depending on location. If you are a company looking for pricing, please visit our Check4Cancer Payment Options & Pricing page.

When do I get my results?

You will receive your results letter within 3 weeks of the appointment.

Why is the blood test only recommended for heavy smokers over 45 years of age?

All the research has been performed in men and women with a significantly increased risk of lung cancer, based on their age and smoking history. As a result, the normal ranges for the different components of the blood test are based on these high-risk groups, and would therefore not be valid for men or women at a lower risk level. As a result, LungCheck is only suitable for men or women who are 45+ with a smoking history of at least 20 pack-years**.

Know the facts and the risks?

It is better to know about the facts relating to lung cancer before any symptoms arise.

  • Lung cancer kills more men and women in the UK than any other cancer
  • Each year in the UK around 41,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer 35,000 of which die from the disease
  • The close link between smoking and lung cancer (close to 90% of people diagnosed with lung cancers are smokers) was established 50 years ago
  • The prognosis for lung cancer is generally good if detected early and can be treated in its early stages.

Want to find out more?

For more information about lung cancer symptoms, causes and the different types of lung cancer please spend some time on this website where you will find accurate information provided by our team of clinicians.



* including EarlyCDT® - Lung
EARLYCDT and ONCIMMUNE are registered trademarks of Oncimmune Limited and are registered in certain jurisdictions; the unauthorised use of which may constitute an infringement of Oncimmune Limited’s intellectual property rights.


** Heavy smoking is defined as having a smoking history of at least 20 pack-years. A pack year is defined as twenty cigarettes (1 pack) smoked every day for one year, or 40 cigarettes (2 packs) smoked every day for half a year and so on.

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