What is a CT Lung Cancer Screening?
The CT Lung Cancer Screening is an exam with the ability to detect lung cancer in its earliest stages, when it is most treatable. The exam consists of a low dose, non-contract CT which is used in place of – or to supplement – a routine chest x-ray. It is a painless, non-invasive procedure that provides detailed images of your lungs. The exam takes about 15 minutes to complete.
Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in America. When lung cancer is not detected early, over 95% of patients eventually die from the disease, usually within a few years of diagnosis. Annual CT Lung Screenings aid in finding lung cancers in their earliest stages, when up to 90% can be cured.
Who should get a CT Lung Cancer Screening?
This exam is for people who are at high risk for lung cancer.
- Current and former smokers ages 50 and up with 20-30 pack per year history (number of packs a day times the number of years of smoking).
- People with asbesbos exposure or obstructive airway disease.
- People with a smoking history and additional risk factors such as pulmonary fibrosis, COPD, radon exposure and certain occupational exposures.
Check your risk at this link: www.atriskforlungcancer.org
If your insurance does not cover this exam, payment is required at the time of service.
CT Lung Screening cost: $200
Appointments can be made by calling 914-633-7700, option 1
NBC News - Lung Screening Task Force
NBC News Video - Fighting Lung Cancer
American Cancer Society - Key Lung Cancer Statistics