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Lung Cancer Screening

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Next Steps

Physician Referral

For more information on lung cancer screening, please contact your primary care provider. If you do not have a physician, call our Physician Referral Line.

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A Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening Could Save Your Life!

Should I be screened?

Discuss your medical history, the risks of screening and benefits with your physician. Your doctor will help you decide if screening is right for you based on your age, smoking history, and other factors and will recommend a lung screening if necessary. 

Initial Consultation and CT Scan

If you would like to undergo a LDCT lung screening, the first step is an appointment with your primary care provider. This appointment will be a time to discuss your age, smoking history and other factors in order for your physician to determine if you are eligible. If you are eligible, your primary care provider will schedule your low-dose lung CT scan.

Follow-up: What happens next?

Your medical provider will call you soon after your screening to explain your results and discuss any additional necessary medical care. If the CT scan were to detect any potentially cancerous nodules, another screening may be needed after a few months to monitor your lungs’ conditions. Regardless of your results, annual screenings are recommended, as yearly low-dose CT scans have been shown to decrease mortality in patients who had increased risk due to smoking.

Is Screening Covered by My Insurance?

Medicare and Medicaid covers the cost of low-dose CT screenings. Many private health insurers provide coverage as well. Talk to your doctor or your insurance provider about eligibility and cost information.   

What You Can Do

  • If you are a smoker, STOP SMOKING.
  • Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Make your home and work environment smoke-free.
  • Test your home for radon.
  • Be aware of industrial compounds.

If you are still smoking, talk to your physician about ways to help you quit.

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