You Should Have Lung Cancer CT Screening If You Have No History Of Lung Cancer And:
- Are a smoker or former smoker age 50 years to 80 years
- Quit smoking within the last 15 years
- Have a history of 20 or more pack years (the number of cigarettes smoked per day multiplied by the number of years you smoked)
Screening For Cancer Means Testing Before You Have Symptoms.
About CT Scanning For Lung Cancer
CT lung screening, also known as LDCT lung cancer screening, is a noninvasive, painless procedure. It does not require contrast dye or intravenous (IV) line placement. The procedure only takes about 10 minutes altogether. When you have the scan, the CT technologist will ask you to lie on an imaging table. You must hold your breath for about 20 seconds while the images are taken.
If You Smoke, Quit Now! Talk to Your Doctor for Help and Get Screened for Lung Cancer!
For More Information Speak To Your Primary Care Provider
If Your Insurance Does Not, And You Qualify For This Test, The Cost To You Is $199.
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- American Lung Association. Lung cancer CT screening. http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/lung-cancer/lung-cancer-screening-guidelines/lung-cancer-screening-doctor.pdf. Accessed February 18, 2014.