Search form

ECLS Study

Early detection of Cancer of the Lung Scotland (ECLS)

Positive Blood Test

This does not mean you definitely have lung cancer. Only 1 in 9 people with a positive test is likely to develop lung cancer within the next 2 years.

If your test is positive:

• You will be offered a chest X-ray and a lung scan (also called a CT scan).  The results of these will be sent to your GP and your local specialist chest consultant who is helping with the study.

• If the X-ray or lung scans suggest this is needed, you will be offered an appointment with your local specialist chest consultant.

• If there are no problems found on the lung scan, you will be sent a letter explaining this and you will be offered lung scans every 6 months for the next 2 years.  About 2-4 days before each of your CT appointment dates, a member of the research team will give you a call and ask you a few questions about your health and discuss travel arrangements.

• If you agree, we might ask you to fill in a short survey 1 month and 3 months after your test results, then every 6 months for 2 years after your scan results are known.  This survey will ask about your health and thoughts about the blood and other tests.  The survey will take about 15 minutes to fill in, but not everybody will be asked to do this.

• It is important to remember that this test is only for lung cancer, so you should carry on having tests for other types of cancer if they are offered to you (e.g. bowel cancer test, mammograms, cervical smears).