CT Lung Screening Saves Lives
CT lung screenings are proven to aid in finding lung cancers in their earliest
stages, when more than 80 percent of cases can be cured. If you’re
a current or former smoker, getting a low-dose CT lung screening at Jupiter
Medical Center gives you the power to safeguard your health.
A low-dose CT scan is a quick, painless, and non-invasive approach to screen
for lung cancer.
If you smoked a pack a day for 20 years, or two packs a day for 10 years,
you should consider getting a CT lung screening.
- Other risk factors for lung cancer include:
- Exposure to asbestos, radon, silica, cadmium, arsenic, beryllium, chromium,
diesel fumes or nickel
- Regular exposure to secondhand smoke
- Chemical exposure during military service
- Health-related issues, such as COPD or pulmonary fibrosis
- Family history of lung cancer
Cost-Effective Lung Screenings
Some private insurance companies now cover the cost of lung cancer screening.
Medicare and some insurers are expected to cover the screenings in the
future. Your insurance provider may have specific requirements related
If you do not have coverage for screening, but are still concerned about
your risk of lung cancer, Jupiter Medical Center offers low-dose CT lung
screening at a discounted price of $99.
A discussion with our health navigator can help determine if CT lung screening
is right for you. Call 561-263-4437.
Lung Nodule Clinic
If you have had a CT scan and either a screening or diagnostic or a chest
x-ray, your results may show a lung or pulmonary nodule. A pulmonary nodule
is an abnormality in the lung that is smaller than 3 cm (slightly larger
than an inch) in diameter. Generally, a pulmonary nodule must grow to
at least 1 cm (the size of a pea) in diameter before it can be seen on
a chest x-ray. CT Scans can detect nodules less than 1 cm in size.
Determining whether the lung nodule is benign or malignant is important
as early detection, accurate evaluation of nodules and rapid intervention
together are key to a positive outcome. Prompt diagnosis and treatment
of early lung cancer, presenting as a lung nodule, may be the only chance
to cure the disease.
Patients have access to a multidisciplinary team of physician’s specialists
- Thoracic surgeon
- Interventional radiologist
In addition to these specialists, a dedicated lung navigator is available
to answer any questions and guide patients through the process.
Lung Nodule Clinic Process
If you have an abnormal chest X-ray or CT of the lung, or if you are seeking
a second opinion, you can be seen within 24 – 48 hours for an evaluation.
A physician referral is not necessary. Our patient navigator is always
available to answer questions and help you make an initial appointment.
You will leave the clinic with a plan of care the same day as your consultation.