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Are you at risk for developing lung cancer?

According to the American Lung Association, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. and remains a silent epidemic.

Silver Cross offers a Lung Cancer Screening which is a quick, painless, and non-invasive low-dose CT scan. The screening can detect nodules or spots on your lung which might be early indicators of lung cancer. It takes just one-minute to have a scan which can potentially save your life.

Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening can reduce the lung cancer death rate by 20%. At this time, only low dose CT scans are recommended for screening; chest X-rays are not effective.

 

Am I a Candidate?

People who meet the following criteria and do not exhibit typical symptoms of lung cancer (i.e. cough, chest pain, weight loss) are at high risk of getting lung cancer and are  candidates for this screening.

Screening Criteria:

• 55 to 77 years old 

  • Smoked at least a pack a day for 30 years or two packs a day for 15 years

• and a current smoker or have quit within the past 15 years

• Generally in good health

Do not have any general health exclusions, which include:

• Life-limiting comorbid conditions

• Metallic implants or devices in the chest or back

• Requirement for home oxygen supplementation

• Treated for pneumonia in the last three months

• Recent history of Hemoptysis (coughing up blood)

• Unexpected weight loss (greater than 15 pounds) in the last year

• CT scan of the chest in the last 12 months 

 

What is the screening cost?

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services covers a lung cancer screening for eligible individuals ages 55 to 77 who are enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid. Most private insurance plans cover lung cancer screening for eligible individuals however, patients should consult with their insurance provider about coverage.

 

How do I schedule a Screening?

Make an appointment with your family physician to have an informed discussion on the potential benefits, limitations, and possible risks of having a Lung Cancer Screening.

After reviewing and discussing the criteria for the Lung Cancer Screening, your physician will determine if you are a candidate. Your physician’s office may schedule the screening or call (815) 300-7076 to schedule an appointment.

 

 

Located at 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox, IL 60451   Main Phone (815) 300-1100

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Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.  These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.