$99 lung cancer screening offered by Edward.
Edward offers $99 lung cancer screening
Posted By Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare, Community Contributor
June 2, 2014
Edward Cancer Center is offering CT lung cancer screening for smokers/former smokers at a cost of $99.
Studies have shown that early detection from screening can lower the risk of death from lung cancer by 20 percent in people who are at high risk. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women in the U.S. To schedule a screening, which is not covered by insurance, call (630) 646-6119.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recommends screening for high-risk individuals ages 55 to 74 who have smoked a pack or more of cigarettes a day for 30 years or more, and who are still smoking or who quit less than 15 years ago. The NCCN also recommends screening for those 50 and older who have smoked a pack a day or more of cigarettes for 20 years or longer and have one additional risk factor for lung cancer, including a history of exposure to radon or occupational exposure to certain chemicals.
After the screening, which takes about 15 minutes including prep time, and regardless of the results, all patients are automatically enrolled in Edward's Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Clinic, which follows up on a yearly basis to monitor each patient's lung health.
If a screening leads to further testing and a cancer diagnosis, the Clinic's multidisciplinary team will meet with the patient to develop an individualized plan so treatment can start promptly, rather than the patient spending a month coordinating visits to specialists. The team includes oncologists, radiologists, surgeons, pulmonologists and other cancer experts.
In addition, patients who undergo lung cancer screening are made aware of resources that are available to help them stop smoking.
For more information, visit www.edward.org/lungcancerscreening or call (630) 646-6119.
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