B.C. Launches Lung Cancer Screening Program

British Columbians at high risk of lung cancer will soon be able to receive early detection screening, thanks to the provincial government’s investment in a new lung cancer screening program – the first of its kind in Canada.

The target population for this new cancer screening program will be adults between ages 55-74 that currently smoke or have a heavy smoking history in the past. It’s expected the first participants could be receiving scans by spring 2022.

It’s anticipated approximately 300 people will be diagnosed each year through the program and will be diagnosed earlier – giving them more treatment options.

Read more about this initiative here.