If you’re a current or former smoker—and you’re concerned about your risk of developing lung cancer— you can breathe easier when you schedule low-dose CT lung screening.
Low-dose CT lung screening is a fast and inexpensive test designed to detect cancer at an earlier, more treatable stage. With early detection, the survival rate for this disease is considerably higher. Research shows that CT lung cancer screening may reduce lung cancer deaths by 14% for heavy smokers.
Is CT Lung Cancer Screening Right for You?
The American Lung Association recommends screenings for current or former smokers age 55–74 with a smoking history of 30 or more “pack years”—meaning an average of one pack per day for 30 years, two packs per day for 15 years, etc. Your doctor may also recommend a screening based on your specific medical history.
Early detection is the key to survival
The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) found that participants who were screened with low-dose CT had a 15 to 20% lower risk of dying from lung cancer than participants who received a standard chest X-ray. Lung screening with CT can save your life!
For those who fit the risk criteria, this test is covered by most insurance and Medicare. To find out if insurance will cover your test, just ask us!
Know Your Risk
To find out if a low-dose CT lung cancer screening is right for you, talk to your doctor. Call us at (860) 969-6400 to schedule your exam.