More people in the United States die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. Early detection can be life saving.
The only proven method of screening for lung cancer is by low dose CT.(10 minutes of your time, no needles, and no medications – it’s that easy!) We offer low dose lung cancer screening to every patient at risk for lung cancer.
There are 3 simple questions that only you can answer to determine if you are at risk.
- How many pack-years have you smoked? The math is simple. Multiply the number of packs you smoked per day by the number of years you smoked. For example, Mrs. Allen smoked 2 packs per day over 25 years. She has a (2 x 25) 50 pack-year smoking history. Mr. Jones smoked 1 pack per day for 30 years. He has a (1 x 30) 30 pack-year smoking history. If your number is 30 or more, you have a history of heavy smoking.
- Do you smoke now or have you quit within the last 15 years?
- Are you between 55 and 80 years old?
See? It’s that easy. 30 pack-year history of smoking, still smoke or quit within the past 15 years, and you’re between 55 and 80 years old. If that’s you, you should have an annual low dose lung CT scan to check for cancer.
75% of patients screened do not have lung cancer. For those that do, there are resources available to help you through your diagnosis.
Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance carriers cover low dose lung cancer screening. If yours doesn’t, we can still offer you a scan and peace of mind.
Lung cancer low dose CT screening: It’s covered, it’s proven, and it’s simple to do.
Don’t be a statistic, act now and make your appointment today.