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Lung Screening

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.

Cuyahoga Falls

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?
Select Request a Call' below and leave your information -a Summa representative will call you to schedule your appointment today.
Once you have made your selection, Click on the 'View Cart' link at the top of the page to Checkout. If you would prefer to sign up by phone, please contact us at 1-800-23SUMMA (1-800-237-8662)


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