Chest Lung Evaluation and Resource Clinic in LewisvilleAccording to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 228,000 lung cancer cases will be diagnosed in the United States this year, accounting for 14 percent of all new cancers. Unless lung cancer is detected in its earliest stages, the prognosis is grim. The cure rate approaches 70 percent when diagnosed at an early stage, often before symptoms present. Studies have demonstrated that a low-dose CT scanning of individuals determined to be at high risk for developing lung cancer can help to increase the detection of small, early lung cancer.
The CLEAR (Chest Lung Evaluation and Resource) Clinic at Medical City Lewisville currently offers Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screenings for individuals noted to be at high-risk* for developing lung cancer. The screening is non-invasive, painless and takes just a few moments. Recent research published by the New England Journal of Medicine regarding the National Lung Screening Trials indicates that early detection with a CT Screen may reduce the odds of lung cancer death by up to 20%.**
If you are over the age of 50 with a 20+ year history of smoking, a low-dose CT Lung Screening might be right for you. Contact our Lung Screening Navigator today to learn more. The cost of the CT scan is $250, which includes the CT Scan and Radiologists fee. This preventive screening is not currently reimbursed by health insurance, but it’s a small price to pay for peace of mind.
If you think you may be at risk, call (972) 221-2247 to see if you qualify for a CT Lung Cancer Screening today.
* Must meet criteria for program.
** When comparing screening to conventional x-ray.