Looking for Lung Cancer

Finding lung cancer early can save your life. Our team is here to help you with the early detection of lung cancer. If you are concerned about the health of your lungs, call to learn more about our Lung Screening Program. Pre-screening will occur to ensure you meet insurance coverage criteria.

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Finding Lung Cancer Early

Lung cancer, like most cancers, is most easily treated when discovered early. Based on findings of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), we know that low dose computed tomography (CT) lung screening can save lives of people at risk for developing lung cancer. Our lung cancer screening program uses a chest CT scan to test for the disease – even when no symptoms, clinical signs or history of the disease exist.

Less than 10 Seconds

Low-dose CT (LDCT) lung screening is quick and easy and results in a minimal amount of radiation exposure. It is one of the easiest screening exams you can have. The test takes less than 10 seconds. No medications are given, and no needles are used. You can eat before and after the exam, and you don’t even need to change as long as clothing on your chest does not contain metal (such as zippers). You must, however, be able to hold your breath for at least 6 seconds while the scan is being taken.

Frequently Asked Questions about Lung Cancer Screening

Computed tomography (CT) screening uses special X-ray technology to obtain image data from different angles around the body and then uses computer processing of the information to show a cross section of body tissues and organs.
The goal of LDCT lung screening is to save lives. Without LDCT lung screening, lung cancer is usually not found until a person develops symptoms. At that time, the cancer is more difficult to treat.
Studies have shown that LDCT lung screening can lower the risk of death from lung cancer by 20 percent in people who are at high risk.

Screening for lung cancer can help detect any issues early, decreasing the death rate by 20 percent. However, it is only helpful if you continue to have the LDCT scan done yearly.

Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance providers cover LDCT lung screenings with a dedicated counseling and shared decision-making visit, discussing the risks and benefits of the screening test. We will check with your insurance provider prior to your exam.