Lung Cancer Screening

TRICARE covers an annual low-dose computed tomography screening for beneficiaries who meet the following criteria:

  • 50-80 years old
  • 20 pack per year history of smoking who are currently smoking or have quit within the past 15 years.

Screening should end when a beneficiary:

  • Hasn’t smoked for 15 years
  • Develops a health problem significantly limiting life expectancy or ability to undergo curative lung surgery.

Last Updated 3/20/2022