Geisinger to Host Free, Virtual Lung Cancer Screening Information Session Members News September 8, 2022 Geisinger will host a free, virtual lung cancer screening information session from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27. For at-risk patients, lung cancer screening is quick, easy and painless and just as important to the early detection and treatment of cancer as regular mammograms and colonoscopies. Patients may be eligible for lung cancer screening if they are: Between the ages of 50 and 80Have a 20-pack-year smoking historyCurrently smoke or quit within the last 15 years The event will be hosted by Matthew Facktor, M.D., director of the lung cancer screening program and chair of Geisinger’s Department of Thoracic Surgery, and George Ruiz, M.D., chair of Geisinger’s Department of Cardiology. The session will cover: An overview of lung cancer screeningWho is a good candidate for regular screeningHow to calculate pack-year historyA question-and-answer session Anyone interested in learning about lung cancer screening can register for the information session by visiting go.geisinger.org/LCSevent. During registration, participants can submit questions they’d like addressed during the session.