Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screenings Offered During Lung Cancer Awareness Month - November 1, 2017
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. To help raise awareness about lung cancer Methodist Hospitals is offering Low-Dose Computer Tomography (CT) Lung Cancer screenings for $49. Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screenings are now covered by Medicare and most insurance plans.
Recent research found that Low-Dose CT lung cancer screenings helped reduce mortality among those at high risk for developing lung cancer by 20%. According to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the eligibility criteria for Low-Dose CT lung screenings include:
- 55 to 74 years of age
- 30 pack-year history, (the number of packs smoked daily multiplied by the number of years as a smoker)
- Current smokers or former smokers who quit within the last 15 years
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network includes a second, high risk group consisting of people age 50 and over with greater than 20-year pack history and an additional risk factor, such as:
- Occupational or radon exposure
- A first-degree family history of the disease
- A chronic lung condition
Call 219-757-7212 to see if you’re a candidate for Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening.
About Methodist Hospitals
Methodist Hospitals is a community-based, not-for-profit health system with two full-service acute care facilities in Gary and Merrillville, Indiana, that has been leading the way to better health for residents of Northwest Indiana for almost 100 years. Methodist Hospitals offers a number of award – winning programs, including its Neuroscience, Oncology, Heart and Vascular Institutes and Breast Care Center. Its range of services also includes Women & Children’s Services, Bariatric Surgery services, Emergency & Trauma services, Immediate Care Centers, Orthopedics & Spine services, comprehensive Rehabilitation services, Behavioral Health and Home Health Services. It is designated as a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
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