Lung Cancer Screening
Early detection saves lives
Early detection saves lives. It’s a fact. We know it works for breast cancer, prostate cancer, and colon cancer. And now we finally have scientific evidence proving that lung cancer screening saves lives, too.
- But who should be screened?
- And where can they go to be screened?
- Is screening covered by insurance?
- What are the risks?
Answers to these and other questions can be found here.
WHAT’S YOUR RISK?
Low dose CT screening for people in the high risk category has been proven to dramatically reduce lung cancer mortality. Age and smoking history are the two main factors used to determine if someone is at high risk for lung cancer and possibly a good candidate for screening.
If you can answer yes to all three, schedule an appointment soon to talk to your doctor about Low Dose CT Screening
- Between the ages of 55 and 80
- Smoked at least a pack a day for 30 years or
2 packs a day for 15 years
- Still smoking or stopped within 15 years
- Exposure to radon
- Exposure to asbestos or other carcinogens’s such as arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, silica, coal smoke, or diesel fumes
- Family history of lung cancer
- Personal history of other cancers or lung diseases