The leading cause of cancer death in the US, Lung cancer is the only cancer for which routine screening has not been available, until now. Detecting lung cancer at its earliest stage can greatly improve survival rates, and yet only about 15 percent of patients are diagnosed early.
A new screening test performed with a low-dose CT scan is helping to detect lung cancer in its earliest stages. The new screening recommendations come from the National Lung Screening Trial that found people who got a low-dose CT scan had a 20% lower change of dying from lung cancer.
Low-dose CT Lung Cancer Screening is ideal for individuals who:
- Are between 55 and 80 years of age
- Are currently a smoker or have quit within the past 15 years
- Have smoked at least a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years
- Have no signs/symptoms of lung cancer
Community Healthcare System hospitals offer these screenings at a reduced rate of $49 at our hospitals and outpatient centers in in East Chicago, Hobart, Munster, Portage, Schererville, St. John and Valparaiso. To schedule a screening call toll-free 1-800-809-9828