Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screenings

Recent research found that Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screenings helped reduce mortality among those at high risk for developing lung cancer by 20 percent.

Are you a current or former smoker? Methodist Hospitals can detect lung cancer at earlier, more curable stages – even before you experience any lung cancer symptoms. A Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening may just save your life.

Recent research found that Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screenings helped reduce mortality among those at high risk for developing lung cancer by 20 percent.

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the eligibility criteria for Low-Dose CT Lung Screening 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 us to learn if you’re a candidate for the Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Sreening at 219-757-7212.

Don’t let this potentially life-saving opportunity to detect lung cancer at earlier, more curable stages go up in smoke.