|CT Lung Screening
Lung cancer is typically diagnosed at more advanced stages. That's why early screening, before there are symptoms, is so important.
Low-dose CT lung scans make it possible to detect lung cancer earlier, before it advances. This gives patients the best opportunity for a positive outcome. Medical experts estimate that early screenings save thousands of lives a year, it could save yours.
What is a CT lung cancer screening test?
A low-dose CT scan produces a 3-D image of the lungs. Quick and painless, a low-dose CT scan is one of the most effective ways to detect early-stage lung cancer for high-risk patients.
Who should under undergo a CT lung screening?
The most important risk factor for lung cancer is tobacco use. National screening recommendations for a lung screening are twofold:
Age 50 - 54: Individuals who have smoked at least one pack of cigarettes a day for 20 years and have one additional risk ? radon exposure, occupational exposure, cancer history, family history of lung cancer, COPD or pulmonary fibrosis.
Age 55 - 77: Individuals who smoked at least one pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years or two packs a day for 15 years, as well as those who quit smoking during the past 15 years.
Where can I go for a lung screening?
Summa Health System offers the CT lung screening test at 9 locations in Summit, Portage and Medina counties.
Can I request a CT lung screening?
Yes. Talk to your physician or medical specialist about lung cancer and ask for a referral for a "CT lung screening". Patients need a physician referral to schedule an appointment. If you need a physician, call Summa.
Does insurance cover the cost of a CT lung screening?
The CT lung cancer screening relatively new, so insurance may not cover the cost. Summa Health System offers the test for $99.
How can I schedule a CT lung screening today?
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