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Ascension Borgess Hospital Lung Nodule Clinic

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To get great care for your everyday life, visit our convenient location where you’ll receive compassionate, personalized care.

A lung screening could save your life

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States, responsible for more deaths each year than colon, pancreatic and breast cancer combined. Fortunately, it’s also the most preventable. With innovations in targeted therapies, technology and diagnostic tools, we’re applying these significant advancements to detect, diagnose and treat lung cancer. 

Benefits of a lung cancer screening

  • It can detect lung cancer long before symptoms are present. 
  • Identifies the cancer’s stage to help your doctor decide the best course of treatment.
  • Early diagnosis can reduce the risk of death by up to 20%.
  • Screening in noninvasive, painless and only takes a few minutes to complete. 

Get Screened at Ascension Borgess and Breathe Easier

If you or someone you love is a long-time smoker, talk to your doctor and consider a low-dose CT lung cancer screening. Here’s why:

  • We will educate you about the benefits and risks of lung cancer screening to help you make an informed decision. 
  • An Ascension Borgess lung cancer screening includes a low-dose CT with expert radiological interpretation.
  • A thorough follow-up report and recommendation is sent to your primary care physician.
  • Receive immediate access to experts in the treatment of lunch cancer. The Ascension Borgess Lung Nodule Clinic is interdisciplinary and includes collaboration by pulmonary, cardiothoracic, radiology, pathology and oncology.
  • Our Nurse Navigator will help coordinate care, answer questions and provide support. 

Determine if you’re high-risk

  • Age 55-80 years 
  • Asymptomatic; no signs or symptoms of lung cancer
  • Have smoked 30 pack years or more
  • Currently smoking or have quit smoking in within the last 15 years
  • Age 50 or older with 20+ pack year history and one additional risk factor (family history or lung cancer, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis or exposure to certain carcinogenic substances)

Insurance Coverage

Medicare covers an annual low-dose CT lung cancer screening for beneficiaries who meet the following criteria: 

  • Age 55-77 years
  • Asymptomatic; no signs or symptoms of lung cancer
  • Tobacco smoking history of 30 pack years or more
  • Current smoker or one who has quit smoking within the last 15 years
  • Receive a written referral order for a low-dose computer tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening from a primary care physician.