Care About You: CT Lung Cancer Screening
Sep 01, 2015
You have an annual exam, get your cholesterol checked and keep an eye on your blood pressure.
CT Lung Cancer Screening is another important tool to monitor your health.
It’s now covered by Medicare and most insurance plans.
If you are a current or former smoker, this screening offers an effective way to identify lung nodules and cancer, even in early stages. Lung cancer is still the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. In 2014, nearly 160,000 people in the U.S. died from lung cancer – more than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined. Early detection provides more treatment options and the best possible outcomes.
If you meet the following criteria, contact your healthcare provider for an order to come to Suburban Imaging:
• Age 55-77
• No signs/symptoms of lung cancer (cough that doesn’t go away, chest pain, hoarseness, coughing up blood)
• Current or former smoker with a 30 pack year smoking history
(Pack year = # of packs/day x years as a smoker)
• If former smoker, quit within last 15 years
Suburban Imaging clinics have been designated as Lung Cancer Screening Centers by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation is a voluntary program that recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk forlung cancer.