CT Lung Screening Could Save Your Life

More people die from lung cancer every year than from breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. In recent years a great deal of research has taken place regarding screening for lung cancer. The good news is that research has proven that CT Lung Screening can detect early lung cancer before any symptoms develop. Early stage lung cancer can be treated more easily and is more often cured than later stage lung cancer.

Who can benefit from CT lung screening?

If you smoked a pack a day for 30 years or two packs a day for 15 years, you should consider getting a CT lung screening.

Other risk factors for lung cancer:

  • Exposure to asbestos, radon, silica, cadmium, arsenic, beryllium, chromium, diesel fumes or nickel
  • Regular exposure to second hand smoke
  • Military service
  • Health related issues such as COPD or pulmonary fibrosis
  • Family history of lung cancer

Is CT lung screening covered by insurance?

Some private insurance companies now cover the cost of lung cancer screening. Medicare and more insurers are expected to cover the screenings in the future. Your insurance provider may have specific requirements related to eligibility.

Don’t be scared, be screened. If you are a current or former smoker, you should be screened. It could save your life. If you are concerned about your risk and want more information about CT Lung Screening call our health navigator at 561-263-4437.

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