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.
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.
- 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.