Fill out our form to see if you qualify for a mobile lung cancer screening.
Early Detection Driven to You
Eddy — Early Detection Driven to You — is lung cancer screening on wheels brought to you by Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Eddy’s goal? Make it easy for more people in New York State to get screened for lung cancer.
While lung cancer screening can detect the disease at earlier stages, too many people who should be screened are not getting this important test — a quick and easy low-dose CT scan. In New York State, only 6% of eligible people have been screened for lung cancer. Because of this, too many lung cancer patients already have advanced and difficult-to-treat disease at the time of diagnosis.
Eddy, outfitted with state-of-the-art screening technology funded by New York State, will bring life-saving lung cancer screening to the New Yorkers who need it most, especially medically underserved and racially diverse populations.
- November 15-17: Buffalo Fire Department HQ - 195 Court St, Buffalo, NY 14202
- November 29 - December 1: BFD Rescue 1 - 1229 Jefferson Ave, Buffalo, NY 14208
- December 6-8: BFD Rescue 1 - 1229 Jefferson Ave, Buffalo, NY 14208
- December 13-15: BFD Engine 36 - 860 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216
Who is eligible for a lung cancer screening?
You should be screened for lung cancer if you have:
- A history of cancer of the lung, esophagus, head or neck - or -
- The following three factors:
- Age 50 to 79
- 20 Pack/Years of smoking history
- Smoked within the past 15 years
What to expect
Lung cancer screening uses a CT scan which is like getting an x-ray, but the images are better! A low doses CT scan is:
- Painless. You hold your breath for a few seconds.
- Quick. Scan takes 30 seconds.
- Safe. Uses much less radiation.
- Easy. Lie down and relax!
Frequently asked questions
Yes. Congratulations on quitting, but if you meet the criteria above, screening is still recommended.
Your lung cancer screening is a low-dose CT scan. It's like getting an x-ray, but the images are much better. The scan takes less than 30 seconds, is safe, easy and painless!
Wear loose, comfortable clothing to your appointment. You will be asked to remove any item that contains metal (including jewelry, eyeglasses, dentures and hairpins) because metal objects may affect the CT images. You may also be asked to remove hearing aids and removable dental work. Women may be asked to remove their bra due to metallic clasps.
The whole process lasts about 10 minutes!
Within a week. You will get a call to explain your results and schedule you for your next CT scan at a location convenient for you. Depending on the findings of your screening, your next recommended CT scan may be in 12 months, six months, three months or sooner.
If your scan finds anything abnormal, you’ll have trusted experts to guide you through your next steps. Whether you need simple monitoring, minimally invasive procedures such as bronchoscopy or biopsy, or a treatment plan, Roswell Park is here to help you.
It's recommended that those who meet the criteria get screened once per year.
Eddy can see up to 20 patients in one day for lung cancer screening.
Eddy will follow the same protocols as Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. These include the use of masks for staff and visitors, social distancing, and thorough sanitization in between screenings.
Roswell Park Cessation Services has helped millions of people seeking help to quit tobacco and vaping. Providing evidence-based, caring services to state quitlines, health plans, employer groups and healthcare facilities, to residents, members, employees and patients.