The Targeted Lung Health Check programme aims to find lung cancer early, sometimes before you have symptoms.

Lung health checks look at how well your lungs are working and can help diagnose lung cancer as early as possible. Early diagnosis can make lung cancer more treatable and make treatment more successful.

Who is eligible for a lung health check

Lung health checks are currently only available in some parts of England.

If you’re eligible, you’ll get a letter or phone call from the local NHS service inviting you to an appointment.

You may be invited if all the following apply to you:

  • you live in an area where lung health checks are currently offered
  • you’re aged between 55 and 74
  • you’re registered with a GP surgery
  • you’re a current or former smoker