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Lung Cancer Screening

The Lakeview Medical Center Lung Cancer Screening Clinic offers low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening to individuals who are at high-risk for lung cancer.

Results from the National Lung Screening Study, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, showed that among people at high risk for developing lung cancer, those screened with low-dose CT scans showed a 20 percent reduction in lung cancer-related mortality compared to those who were screened with standard chest x-rays.

Lakeview Medical Center’s Lung Cancer Screening Clinic is an American College of Radiology (ACR) designated center for lung cancer screening. The ACR designation recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer.

In order to receive this elite distinction, facilities must be accredited by the ACR in computed tomography in the chest module and undergo a rigorous assessment of its lung cancer screening protocol and infrastructure. Facilities are also required to have procedures in place for follow-up patient care, such as counseling and smoking cessation programs.

In order to receive this elite distinction, facilities must be accredited by the ACR in computed tomography in the chest module and undergo a rigorous assessment of its lung cancer screening protocol and infrastructure. Facilities are also required to have procedures in place for follow-up patient care, such as counseling and smoking cessation programs.

Why is screening important?

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. For patients at high risk of developing lung cancer, low-dose CT lung cancer screening offers an opportunity to detect lung cancer at its earliest stage, when it is most treatable.

What is a CT lung cancer screening?

Low-dose CT is a fast, safe and non-invasive study that collects 3-D images of the lungs. These 3-D images show early-stage lung cancers that may be too small to be detected by a traditional chest X-ray.

Who should get a CT lung cancer screening?

To be a candidate for lung cancer screening, an individual must be:

• Between the ages of 55–77 with a  30 pack-year* smoking history
• A current smoker or former smoker who has quit within the past 15 years
• Asymptomatic (no signs or symptoms of lung cancer)
* Pack year is a measurement of smoking. One pack year is equal to smoking 20 cigarettes, or one pack, every day for one year.

Lung Cancer Screening Team

The team at Lakeview Medical Center Lung Cancer Screening Clinic has vast experience in lung and respiratory conditions. From screening and diagnosis to treatment and follow-up, our doctors and advanced practice clinicians are committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate lung cancer care.
Jeffrey Forman, MD, FCCP  ― Director

Is CT lung cancer screening covered by insurance?

While many insurance companies will cover the cost of a low-dose CT scan for lung cancer screening, some still do not.  If insurance coverage is not available, the fee for screening is $185. Medicare covers lung cancer screening with a low dose CT scan for eligible individuals ages 55 to 77.