Lung Cancer Screening

Silver Cross offers a quick, painless, and non-invasive low-dose CT scan to screen for lung cancer. The screening can detect nodules or spots on your lung that might be early indicators of lung cancer. It takes only a few minutes to have a scan which can potentially save your life. In fact, 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.

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Are You a Candidate?

If you meet the following criteria and don’t exhibit typical symptoms of lung cancer (such as cough, chest pain, weight loss), you’re a candidate 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

Covered by Medicare and Many Insurances

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, you should consult with your insurance provider about coverage.

Schedule a Screening

Start by making an appointment with your family doctor to discuss the potential benefits, limitations, and 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.

Schedule A Screening

To schedule a CT Low-Dose Lung Cancer Screening, obtain an order from your physician and call (815) 300-7076 to schedule an appointment at Silver Cross Hospital.

Upcoming Classes & Events

  • Dec
    12
    Thursday
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Provides education and support for individuals suffering from pulmonary disorders and their loved ones.
  • Jan
    2
    Thursday
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    The American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking program is for smokers ready to quit. This proven program focuses almost exclusively on how to quit, not why to quit.

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.