Lung Cancer Screening
The FIGHT against lung cancer is on!
A simple CT scan has been proven to save lives.
Today, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer in the United States with about 225,000 new cases diagnosed each year.
When caught early, lung cancer is highly treatable. New studies have shown that low-dose CT screening for high-risk individuals can result in a 20% increase in survival from lung cancer.
Who can benefit from a lung cancer screening?
- Adults between the ages of 55-80
- Current smokers, or those who have quit smoking in the last 15 years, with†a 30 pack year history of smoking. To calculate pack years smoked, multiply the number of packs smoked per day by the number of years smoked.
- Adults age 50 with a 20 pack year smoking history and one other risk factor such as a family history of lung cancer, personal history of other cancers or significant history of exposure to certain environmental factors such as asbestos or radon.
What is a Low Dose CT scan?
CT lung screenings use an x-ray generating device that rotates around your body and a powerful computer to create cross-sectional images of the inside of your lungs. The scan helps find cancerous nodules early, often before the disease has spread beyond the lungs. The test is painless and non-invasive.
Do I need a referral?
Referrals are not required but are welcome. If you do not have a physician or you need a referral for the scan, we can help refer you to a doctor by calling our scheduling line at 850-416-2337.
Currently, most insurance companies do not cover the cost of the exam. The cost at the time of service is $99.
Once you receive a referral from your physician, please call 850-416-LUNG to schedule your screening.
Lung Screening Location
*If you are currently a smoker, we strongly encourage you to quit immediately. Please contact Sacred Heartís free smoking cessation program at 850-416-7764 for more details.