Lung Cancer CT Screening
Everyone who’s ever found satisfaction at the end of a cigarette knows that QUITTING ISN’T EASY! It is, however, one of the very best things you can do to improve your health.
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the world today, responsible for five million deaths a year. In the U.S., cigarette-smoking accounts for approximately 440,000 deaths a year; more than HIV, car accidents, murder, suicide, alcohol, and drug use combined.
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Low-Dose Lung Cancer CT Screening – Get Screened Today
Garden City Hospital is offering patients concerned with their lung health and those at high risk, low-dose computed tomography (CT) chest screening for detecting lung cancer. A low-cost and low-dose lung cancer screening CT scan will detect most abnormalities and reduce the chance of dying from lung cancer by 20 percent for those at high risk.
Call 734-458-4366 to schedule your low-dose lung cancer CT today.
No doctor’s prescription needed.
Garden City Hospital is a strong proponent for smoking cessation. If you’ve been a smoker in the last 15 years, make an appointment with your primary care physician. Don’t have one? Call Garden City Hospital’s Physician Referral Line at 877-717-9355 to find a physician or search here to find a doctor that is right for you.
Who Should Be Screened?
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends yearly lung cancer screening with low-dose CT screenings for people who:
- Are between 55 and 80 years old.
- Are a smoker, or a person who quit smoking less than 15 years ago.
- Have a smoking history of at least 30 pack years.*
- Have no new symptoms that could be related to lung cancer.
- Be healthy enough to tolerate treatment intended to cure early-stage lung cancer.
- Have not had a chest CT in the last 12 months.
- Discounted price for patients that don’t meet eligibility/criteria.
*Heavy smoking means a smoking history of 30 pack-years or more. A pack-year is smoking an average of one pack of cigarettes per day for one year. For example, a person could have a 30 pack-year history by smoking one pack a day for 30 years or two packs a day for 15 years.
Most insurances cover this service, however, a self-pay amount of $70 will be offered in November.