Lourdes Lung Cancer Screening Program
Getting a Lung Cancer Screening at Lourdes Hospital
With about 225,000 new cases diagnosed each year, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer in the United States today. When caught early, lung cancer is highly treatable. New studies have shown that low-dose CT screening for high-risk individuals can result in a 20% increase in survival from lung cancer. With advancements in lung cancer screening, the chances of survival are higher than ever before. At Lourdes, we offer a low-dose CT scan that can catch the disease in its earliest stages.
Who can benefit from a lung cancer screening?
- Adults between the ages of 55-80
- Current smokers, or those who have quit smoking in the last 15 years, with a 30 pack-year history of smoking. To calculate pack-years smoked, multiply the number of packs smoked per day by the number of years smoked.
- Adults age 50 with a 20 pack-year smoking history and one other risk factor such as a family history of lung cancer, a personal history of other cancers or significant history of exposure to certain environmental factors such as asbestos or radon.
What is a Low Dose CT scan?
CT lung screenings use an x-ray generating device that rotates around your body and a powerful computer to create cross-sectional images of the inside of your lungs. The scan helps find cancerous nodules early, often before the disease has spread beyond the lungs. The test is painless and non-invasive.
Do I need a referral?
Referrals are not required for this screening.
How can I schedule a screening?
Call 607-798-LUNG to schedule your screening today.