Lung cancer kills more Americans than breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers combined. Early detection can increase the survival rate as much as 92%.
Low-dose computed tomography (CT) lung screening has been proven to save lives. Memorial was first in our community to offer high risk patients this advanced, quick, painless way to help physicians find lung cancer before symptoms appear.
Low-dose CT screening eligibility guidelines have been expanded.
Now, many more current smokers, former smokers as young as 50, and those who smoked less over their lifetimes have become eligible.
You are eligible if you check ALL these:
✔ I am between 50 through 80 years old (or between 50 and 77 years old if I am on Medicare).
✔ I have a 20 pack-year history of smoking (this means 1 pack a day for 20 years, 2 packs a day for 10 years, etc.).
✔ I am a current smoker, or have quit within the last 15 years.
Your Next Step
Please complete this questionnaire, and give it to your doctor. Most insurance plans cover screenings at no cost to patients who meet the new criteria.