More people die of lung cancer each year in the United States than any other type of cancer, yet when it’s caught early, there are more treatment options and higher survival rates. In fact, annual screening with CT scans can detect lung cancers in their earliest stage, and up to 90 percent can be cured.
Based on screening guidelines established by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, patients who are considered high-risk for lung cancer may find benefit in having a low-dose CT screening to detect early lung cancer. The screening is not currently covered by insurance; eligible patients must be referred by a physician. Up to 40 percent of screening CT scans will show incidental findings, which may require additional evaluation and follow up.
At Beaumont Health System, we know that radiation exposure is a concern for patients and physicians. We offer the most advanced CT imaging available and follow stringent radiation safety principles. We are proud to be a leader in reducing radiation exposure while maintaining the highest quality of images through our research and technology.
In addition to a complete medical history (to check for risk factors and symptoms) and physical examination (to provide other information about signs of lung cancer and other health problems), procedures used to diagnose lung cancer may include:
A CT lung cancer screening is available at Beaumont for only $50. A screening requires a written physician order. Call today to schedule your appointment at 800-328-8542.
Beaumont Health System is committed to early detection and prevention of cancer, COPD and coronary artery disease. Smoking cessation is key to prevention. If you cannot “kick the habit” we strongly urge you to seek help from an experienced and established smoking cessation program.
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